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Effectiveness of a 16-Week Multimodal Exercise Program on Individuals With Dementia: Study Protocol for a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial

Trautwein, Sandra; Scharpf, Andrea; Barisch-Fritz, Bettina; Niermann, Christina; Woll, Alexander

Background: The increasing prevalence of dementia in the next decades is accompanied by various societal and economic problems. Previous studies have suggested that physical activity positively affects motor and cognitive skills in individuals with dementia (IWD). However, there is insufficient evidence probably related to several methodological limitations. Moreover, to date adequate physical activity interventions specifically developed for IWD are lacking.

Objective: This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of a multimodal exercise program (MEP) on motor and cognitive skills in IWD in a high-quality multicenter trial.

Methods: A multicenter randomized controlled trial with baseline and postassessments will be performed. It is planned to enroll 405 participants with dementia of mild to moderate stage, aged 65 years and older. The intervention group will participate in a 16-week ritualized MEP especially developed for IWD. The effectiveness of the MEP on the primary outcomes balance, mobility, and gait will be examined using a comprehensive test battery. Secondary outcomes are strength and function of lower limbs, ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.2196/resprot.6792
ISSN: 1929-0748
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-713085
KITopen ID: 1000071308
Erschienen in JMIR Research Protocols
Band 6
Heft 3
Seiten e35
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung Gefördert durch den KIT-Publikationsfonds
Schlagworte physical activity; dementia; postural balance; gait; activities of daily living; cognition; exercise
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