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Agility Training to Integratively Promote Neuromuscular, Cognitive, Cardiovascular and Psychosocial Function in Healthy Older Adults: A Study Protocol of a One-Year Randomized-Controlled Trial
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 4605850
Author(s) Morat, Mareike; Faude, Oliver; Hanssen, Henner; Ludyga, Sebastian; Zacher, Jonas; Eibl, Angi; Albracht, Kirsten; Donath, Lars
Author(s) at UniBasel Ludyga, Sebastian
Faude, Oliver
Hanssen, Henner
Year 2020
Title Agility Training to Integratively Promote Neuromuscular, Cognitive, Cardiovascular and Psychosocial Function in Healthy Older Adults: A Study Protocol of a One-Year Randomized-Controlled Trial
Journal International journal of environmental research and public health
Volume 17
Number 6
Pages / Article-Number 1853
Keywords agility; cardiovascular; cognitive; community dwelling; health-related physical activity; healthy aging; multimodal exercise training; neuromuscular; prevention; psychosocial
Mesh terms Accidental Falls, prevention & control; Aged; Cardiovascular Diseases, prevention & control; Cognition; Exercise; Exercise Therapy; Humans; Neuromuscular Diseases, prevention & control; Postural Balance; Psychology; Walking Speed
Abstract Exercise training effectively mitigates aging-induced health and fitness impairments. Traditional training recommendations for the elderly focus separately on relevant physiological fitness domains, such as balance, flexibility, strength and endurance. Thus, a more holistic and functional training framework is needed. The proposed agility training concept integratively tackles spatial orientation, stop and go, balance and strength. The presented protocol aims at introducing a two-armed, one-year randomized controlled trial, evaluating the effects of this concept on neuromuscular, cardiovascular, cognitive and psychosocial health outcomes in healthy older adults. Eighty-five participants were enrolled in this ongoing trial. Seventy-nine participants completed baseline testing and were block-randomized to the agility training group or the inactive control group. All participants undergo pre- and post-testing with interim assessment after six months. The intervention group currently receives supervised, group-based agility training twice a week over one year, with progressively demanding perceptual, cognitive and physical exercises. Knee extension strength, reactive balance, dual task gait speed and the Agility Challenge for the Elderly (ACE) serve as primary endpoints and neuromuscular, cognitive, cardiovascular, and psychosocial meassures serve as surrogate secondary outcomes. Our protocol promotes a comprehensive exercise training concept for older adults, that might facilitate stakeholders in health and exercise to stimulate relevant health outcomes without relying on excessively time-consuming physical activity recommendations.
Publisher Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
ISSN/ISBN 1661-7827 ; 1660-4601
URL https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7143005/
edoc-URL https://edoc.unibas.ch/79103/
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.3390/ijerph17061853
PubMed ID http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32178430
ISI-Number WOS:000529342300043
Document type (ISI) Journal Article, Randomized Controlled Trial
 
   

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