Exercise facilitation in older people needs to be long term

Source: Profane website

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Date of publication: July 2012

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: Various studies showed that short term (up to 12 week) home exercise programmes aimed at older patients  just discharged from hospital were effective for only a short amount of time: at 12 week follow-ups most improvements had disappeared. The conclusions were that the exercises should be considered a permanent change in behaviour for a person’s lifetime, rather than as a short-term rehabilitation technique.

Length of publication: 1 page

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