Behavioral Program and Exercise Training for Older Persons: Effect on Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Authors

  • Azliyana Azizan Jabatan Fisioterapi, Fakulti Sains Kesihatan, UiTM Selangor, Puncak Alam Campus Bandar Puncak Alam 42300 Kuala Selangor Selangor Malaysia
  • Maria Justine Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kampus Puncak Alam, 42300, Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Noor Amiera Alias Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kampus Puncak Alam, 42300, Shah Alam, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i6.938

Keywords:

Behavioral, Cardiorespiratory fitness, Exercise, Older

Abstract

Active participation in exercise may help to improve physical and psychological functions for older people. Regretfully, most of them do not engage in long term exercise due to several barriers. This puts them at high risk of may chronic illness that will limit their activities of daily living. The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of the behavioral and exercise program on cardio respiratory fitness among 63 community-dwelling olders. At the end of six months, there is a significant difference for cardio respiratory fitness and exercise engagement. Thus, improved their overall quality of life. 

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Published

2017-11-06

How to Cite

Azizan, A., Justine, M., & Alias, N. A. (2017). Behavioral Program and Exercise Training for Older Persons: Effect on Cardiorespiratory Fitness. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 2(6), 105-111. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i6.938

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