Journal article

THE EFFECT OF PHYSICAL EXERCISE ON FRAIL OLDER PERSONS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

RB Silva, H Aldoradin-Cabeza, GD Eslick, S Phu, G Duque

JOURNAL OF FRAILTY & AGING | EDITIONS SERDI | Published : 2017

Abstract

Physical exercise is one of the most effective non-pharmacological interventions aimed to improve mobility and independence in older persons. The effect of physical exercise and the most effective type of exercise in frail older persons remain undefined. This systematic review examines the effectiveness of physical exercise on frail older persons. Seven databases were search for randomized control trials which assessed the effect of exercise on participants who were identified as being frail using specific and validated criteria. Nine articles were reviewed from eight studies, from which seven used a validated definition of frailty. Based on the articles analyzed in our systematic review, th..

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