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Impact of Zumba on Cognition and Quality of Life is Independent of APOE4 Carrier Status in Cognitively Unimpaired Older Women: A 6-Month Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

Stonnington, Cynthia M.; Krell-Roesch, Janina ORCID iD icon; Locke, Dona E. C.; Hentz, Joseph G.; Dueck, Amylou C.; Geda, Yonas E.; Tariot, Pierre N.; Caselli, Richard J.


Objective: To investigate the association of a 6-month Zumba intervention with cognition and quality of life among older cognitively unimpaired apolipoprotein SMALL ELEMENT OF4 (APOE4) carrier and noncarrier women.
Methods: Fifty-three women were randomly assigned to either twice-weekly Zumba group classes or maintenance of habitual exercise (control group) for 6 months. At baseline, 3, and 6 months, all participants underwent neuropsychological, physical activity, and quality-of-life assessments.
Results: Overall, neuropsychological test scores and level of physical activity did not differ between intervention and control groups at any time. However, compared to the control group, quality of life was higher at 3 months, and visuospatial working memory and response inhibition improved more in the intervention group by 6 months. Apolipoprotein SMALL ELEMENT OF4 status did not affect the results.
Discussion: Zumba may strengthen performance on visuospatial working memory among cognitively unimpaired older women but this needs to be tested in a larger clinical trial.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000097362
Veröffentlicht am 10.03.2022
DOI: 10.1177/1533317519868370
Zitationen: 8
Zitationen: 12
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1533-3175, 1938-2731
KITopen-ID: 1000097362
Erschienen in American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
Verlag SAGE Publications
Band 35
Seiten 1533317519868370
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 11.08.2019
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