Exercise

Exercise Research: Aging

Effectiveness of a group exercise program in a long-term care facility: a randomized pilot trial. Baum EE, Jarjoura D, Polen AE, Faur D, Rutecki G. Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Affiliated Hospitals at Canton, Canton, Ohio, USA. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2003 Mar-Apr;4(2):74-80. Objective: The purpose of this pilot was to determine whether […]

Read More »»

Exercise Research: Exercise Recommendations

Exercise for patients with chronic disease: physician responsibility. Painter P. Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California at San Francisco, Box 0610 UCSF, 2 Koret Way, Room 605C, San Francisco, CA 94143-0610, USA. painter@itsa.ucsf.edu Curr Sports Med Rep. 2003 Jun;2(3):173-80. Patients with chronic disease typically become severely deconditioned, which often leads to physical disability. Every […]

Read More »»

Disability motivates patients with ankylosing spondylitis for more frequent physical exercise.

Objective: To evaluate whether patients with ankylosing spondylitis who perform disease-specific exercises more frequently have fewer functional limitations and disability than those who exercise more often. Design: Cross-sectional; retrospective chart review. Setting: Rehabilitation center in Austria. Participants: A sample of 1,500 patients with ankylosing spondylitis (1,163 men, 337 women; mean age +/- standard deviation, 50+/-12 […]

Read More »»

ADA compliance and the accessibility of physical activity facilities in western Oregon.

Objective: One of the mandates of Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is to address the accessibility of public facilities for all people. The aim of this study was to determine how compliant physical activity facilities in western Oregon were with regard to Title III of the ADA. Comparisons were also made […]

Read More »»

Exercise Research: Youth

Exercise and sports for children who have disabilities. Wilson PE. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Box 285, Children’s Hospital, 1056 E. 19th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218, USA. wilson.pamela@tchden.orgwilson.pamela@tchden.org Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2002 Nov;13(4):907-23, ix This article focuses on the exercise needs of children who have disabilities, how these needs differ from […]

Read More »»

The effects of exercise and education, individually or combined, in women with fibromyalgia.

Objective: To examine the effectiveness of a supervised aerobic exercise program, a self-management education program, and the combination of exercise and education for women with fibromyalgia (FM). Methods: One hundred fifty-two women were randomized into one of 4 groups: exercise-only, education-only, exercise and education, or control. The duration of the study was 12 weeks. All […]

Read More »»

Physical activity, health impairments, and disability in neuromuscular disease.

Reduced physical activity is a consequence of progressive neuromuscular diseases, which negatively impacts quality of life and health outcomes. Reduced functional muscle mass is common to all neuromuscular diseases and results from both atrophy of disuse secondary to a sedentary lifestyle and muscle degeneration secondary to the disease itself. This review summarizes current concepts relating […]

Read More »»

Response to resistive strengthening exercise training in humans with neuromuscular disease.

The role of strengthening exercise to potentially improve weakness and the functional abilities of persons with neuromuscular diseases is controversial. There are questions about the ability of diseased skeletal muscle to respond to resistance exercise, particularly in light of concerns about weakness induced by exercise. Numerous studies show promising results of strength training, although methodologic […]

Read More »»

Exercise training for African Americans with disabilities residing in difficult social environments.

Objective: To examine the feasibility, efficacy, and safety of a structured 12-week exercise training program for a predominantly African-American group of adults with multiple health conditions who reside in difficult social environments. Methods: A total of 37 females and 7 males (mean age, 54.1 years) participated in an exercise training regimen 3 days per week […]

Read More »»

Treatment of fatigue in fibromyalgia.

Clearly, fatigue is a large and challenging problem for those suffering from fibromyalgia. It adds greatly to the morbidity and disability associated with the disease. In the management of this specific symptom in fibromyalgia, attention should first be focused on identifying comorbidities that may be present and contribute to fatigue. As with other symptoms of […]

Read More »»