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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818422/feasibility-and-effects-of-a-physical-activity-program-using-gerontechnology-in-assisted-living-communities-for-older-adults
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Martine Lauzé, Dominic D Martel, Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre
BACKGROUND: The number of older adults residing in assisted living communities is increasing. Despite the benefits of physical activity (PA) on physical and cognitive capacities, and the opportunities for being active offered in these living environments, this population is highly sedentary and more at risk of physical decline. This study aimed to assess the feasibility, the acceptability, and the effects of PA intervention using gerontechnology in assisted living communities. METHODS: Forty-two older adults in 4 assisted living communities were recruited and randomly assigned to an exercise intervention group (EX) or a control group (CON) using a 2:1 ratio...
August 14, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818417/referral-for-expert-physical-activity-counseling-a-pragmatic-rct
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Erica L James, Ben D Ewald, Natalie A Johnson, Fiona G Stacey, Wendy J Brown, Elizabeth G Holliday, Mark Jones, Fan Yang, Charlotte Hespe, Ronald C Plotnikoff
INTRODUCTION: Primary care physicians are well placed to offer physical activity counseling, but insufficient time is a barrier. Referral to an exercise specialist is an alternative. In Australia, exercise specialists are publicly funded to provide face-to-face counseling to patients who have an existing chronic illness. This trial aimed to (1) determine the efficacy of primary care physicians' referral of insufficiently active patients for counseling to increase physical activity, compared with usual care, and (2) compare the efficacy of face-to-face counseling with counseling predominantly via telephone...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817966/attitudes-and-barriers-to-healthy-diet-and-physical-activity-a-latent-profile-analysis
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Christine A Vaughan, Madhumita Ghosh-Dastidar, Tamara Dubowitz
Healthy diet and physical activity (PA) prevent and reduce chronic disease. Social cognitive theory delineates multiple attitudes and barriers that influence these behaviors. Understanding covariation in these attitudes and barriers is complex. We examined whether individuals could be grouped into a small number of categories that are easier to study. Interviews were conducted with 982 adults from two low-income, predominantly African American neighborhoods in the same city. Social cognitive constructs, including self-efficacy, social norms, and internal and external barriers to diet and exercise, and walking were self-reported...
August 1, 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811842/the-effect-of-three-different-exercise-training-modalities-on-cognitive-and-physical-function-in-a-healthy-older-population
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Carla Coetsee, Elmarie Terblanche
BACKGROUND: Older adults are encouraged to participate in regular physical activity to counter the age-related declines in physical and cognitive health. Literature on the effect of different exercise training modalities (aerobic vs resistance) on these health-related outcomes is not only sparse, but results are inconsistent. In general, it is believed that exercise has a positive effect on executive cognitive function, possibly because of the physiological adaptations through increases in fitness...
2017: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811737/learning-and-developing-individual-exercise-skills-l-a-d-i-e-s-for-a-better-life-a-church-based-physical-activity-intervention-baseline-participant-characteristics
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Melicia C Whitt-Glover, Moses V Goldmon, Ziya Gizlice, Daniel P Heil, Njeri Karanja
OBJECTIVE: Physical activity (PA) is beneficial for health, yet most African American women do not achieve recommended levels. Successful, sustainable strategies could help to address disparities in health outcomes associated with low levels of PA. The Learning and Developing Individual Exercise Skills (L.A.D.I.E.S.) for a Better Life study compared a faith-based and a secular intervention for increasing PA with a self-guided control group. DESIGN SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: This cluster randomized, controlled trial was conducted from 2010 - 2011 in African American churches (n=31) in suburban North Carolina...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809651/effectiveness-of-occupational-therapy-interventions-to-enhance-occupational-performance-for-adults-with-alzheimer-s-disease-and-related-major-neurocognitive-disorders-a-systematic-review
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Stacy Smallfield, Cindy Heckenlaible
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review was to describe the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions designed to establish, modify, and maintain occupations for adults with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related neurocognitive disorders. METHOD: Titles and abstracts of 2,597 articles were reviewed, of which 256 were retrieved for full review and 52 met inclusion criteria. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force levels of certainty and grade definitions were used to describe the strength of evidence...
September 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805568/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-and-exercise-in-nonmotor-symptoms-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Indu Subramanian
The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy in nonmotor symptoms (NMS) for Parkinson disease (PD) is growing worldwide. Well-performed, systematic evidence-based research is largely lacking in this area and many studies include various forms of CAM with small patient numbers and a lack of standardization of the approaches studied. Taichi, Qigong, dance, yoga, mindfulness, acupuncture, and other CAM therapies are reviewed and there is some evidence for the following: Taichi in sleep and PDQ39; dance in cognition, apathy, and a mild trend to improved fatigue; yoga in PDQ39; and acupuncture in depression, PDQ39, and sleep...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804233/effects-of-physical-activity-and-ginkgo-biloba-on-cognitive-function-and-oxidative-stress-modulation-in-ischemic-rats
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Ladan Vaghef, Hassan Bafandeh Gharamaleki
Either exercise or Ginkgo biloba is reported to improve cognitive functioning. The aim of this study is to compare the protective effects of forced exercise and Ginkgo biloba on oxidative stress as well as memory impairments induced by transient cerebral ischemia. Adult male Wistar rats were treated with treadmill running or Ginkgo biloba extract for 2 weeks before cerebral ischemia. Memory was assessed using a Morris water maze (MWM) task. At the end of the behavioral testing, oxidative stress biomarkers were evaluated in the hippocampus tissue...
September 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802917/aerobic-exercise-in-adolescence-results-in-an-increase-of-neuronal-and-non-neuronal-cells-and-in-mtor-overexpression-in-the-cerebral-cortex-of-rats
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Angélica Begatti Victorino, Fernando Tadeu Serra, Pâmella Pimentel Piñero, Alexandre Aparecido de Almeida, Glauber Menezes Lopim, Ivair Matias Junior, Helio Rubens Machado, Roberto Lent, Francisco Romero Cabral, Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, Ricardo Mario Arida, Sérgio Gomes da Silva
Better cognitive performance and greater cortical and hippocampal volume have been observed in individuals who undertook aerobic exercise during childhood and adolescence. One possible explanation for these beneficial effects is that juvenile physical exercise enables better neural development and hence more cells and neuronal circuitries. It is probable that such effects occur through intracellular signaling proteins associated with cell growth, proliferation and survival. Based on this information, we evaluated the number of neuronal and non-neuronal cells using isotropic fractionation and the expression and activation of intracellular proteins (ERK, CREB Akt, mTOR and p70S6K) in the cerebral cortex and hippocampal formation of the rats submitted to a physical exercise program on a treadmill during adolescence...
August 9, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800328/effects-of-exercise-on-cognitive-function-in-older-people-with-dementia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Annika Toots, Håkan Littbrand, Gustaf Boström, Carl Hörnsten, Henrik Holmberg, Lillemor Lundin-Olsson, Nina Lindelöf, Peter Nordström, Yngve Gustafson, Erik Rosendahl
BACKGROUND: Although physical exercise has been suggested to influence cognitive function, previous exercise studies show inconsistent results in people with dementia. OBJECTIVES: To investigate effects of exercise on cognitive function in people with dementia. METHOD: The Umeå Dementia and Exercise (UMDEX) study, a cluster-randomized controlled trial, was set in 16 nursing homes in Umeå, Sweden. One hundred-and-forty-one women and 45 men with dementia; mean age of 85 y and mean Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score of 15, were randomized to a High-Intensity Functional Exercise program or a seated attention control activity...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797374/hormone-replacement-the-fountain-of-youth
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Bradley R Williams, Janet Soojeung Cho
Natural aging brings reduced production of growth and sex hormones, beginning in middle age, with noticeable physiologic changes by the sixth or seventh decade of life: reduced muscle mass, energy, and exercise capacity and alterations in sexual function. Hormones and hormone precursors have been investigated to delay changes in body composition, strength, and physical and cognitive function. Menopausal hormone therapy is effective for vasomotor and genitourinary symptoms. Testosterone is effective in men with hypogonadism and declines in physiologic function...
September 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796655/effects-of-childhood-gymnastics-program-on-spatial-working-memory
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Shu-Shih Hsieh, Chih-Chien Lin, Yu-Kai Chang, Chun-Ju Huang, Tsung-Min Hung
PURPOSE: A growing body of evidence has demonstrated the positive effects of physical exercise on cognition in children, and recent studies have specifically investigated the cognitive benefits of exercises involving cognitive-motor interactions, such as gymnastics. This study examined the effect of 8 weeks of gymnastics training on behavioral and neurophysiological measures of spatial working memory in children. METHODS: Forty-four children aged 7 to 10 yrs were recruited...
August 7, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790808/copd-patients-self-reported-adherence-psychosocial-factors-and-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-pulmonary-rehabilitation
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Antonia Pierobon, Elisa Sini Bottelli, Laura Ranzini, Claudio Bruschi, Roberto Maestri, Giorgio Bertolotti, Marinella Sommaruga, Valeria Torlaschi, Simona Callegari, Anna Giardini
In addition to clinical comorbidities, psychological and neuropsychological problems are frequent in COPD and may affect pulmonary rehabilitation delivery and outcome. The aims of the study were to describe a COPD population in a rehabilitative setting as regards the patients depressive symptoms, anxiety, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and self-reported adherence and to analyze their relationships; to compare the COPD sample MCI scores with normative data; and to investigate which factors might predict adherence to prescribed physical exercise...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789822/analysis-of-follow-up-data-from-an-outpatient-pain-management-program-for-refractory-chronic-pain
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Masayuki Inoue, Tatsunori Ikemoto, Shinsuke Inoue, Masatoshi Nakata, Makoto Nishihara, Young-Chang P Arai, Hirofumi Miyagawa, Kazuhiro Shimo, Hiroki Iida, Tomomi Hasegawa, Toshiko Wakabayashi, Hiroki Sakurai, Yoshinobu Hasegawa, Keiko Owari, Noboru Hatakeyama, Takahiro Ushida
BACKGROUND: Numerous reports indicate that multifaceted pain management programs based on cognitive-behavioral principles are associated with clinically meaningful long-term improvements in chronic pain. However, this has not yet been investigated in Japan. This study investigated the effects of a multifaceted pain management program in Japanese patients with chronic pain, both immediately after the program and 6 months thereafter. METHODS: A total of 96 patients, 37 male and 59 female (mean age 63...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789581/profiling-of-smokers-and-snuffers-among-young-finnish-men-cross-sectional-epidemiological-study
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Jari Päkkilä, Vuokko Anttonen, Pertti Patinen, Kai Nyman, Kirsi Valkeapää, Dowen Birkhed, Leo Tjäderhane, Tarja Tanner
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to get new information from several sources about the background factors of Finnish smokers, snuffers, and dual users. Profiles of young smokers and snuffers were investigated in association with restorative treatment need, oral hygiene, eating habits, physical activity, body mass index (BMI), psychological and socioeconomic factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group comprised 3420 conscripts. The data were collected from four different sources: a health examination including an oral health screening, a computer-based questionnaire for investigating individual background factors, a psychological test assessing cognitive skills, and the Cooper test...
August 8, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776280/effects-of-a-10-week-multimodal-exercise-program-on-physical-and-cognitive-function-of-nursing-home-residents-a-psychomotor-intervention-pilot-study
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Catarina Pereira, Hugo Rosado, Ana Cruz-Ferreira, José Marmeleira
BACKGROUND: Nursing home institutionalization tends to exacerbate loss of functioning. AIMS: Examine the feasibility and the effect of a psychomotor intervention-a multimodal exercise program promoting simultaneous cognitive and motor stimulation-on the executive (planning ability and selective attention) and physical function of nursing home residents. METHODS: Seventeen participants engaged in a 10-week multimodal exercise program and 17 maintained usual activities...
August 3, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775181/exploring-the-patient-perspective-of-fatigue-in-adults-with-visual-impairment-a-qualitative-study
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Wouter Schakel, Christina Bode, Hilde P A van der Aa, Carel T J Hulshof, Judith E Bosmans, Gerardus H M B van Rens, Ruth M A van Nispen
OBJECTIVES: Fatigue is an often mentioned symptom by patients with irreversible visual impairment. This study explored the patient perspective of fatigue in visually impaired adults with a focus on symptoms of fatigue, causes, consequences and coping strategies. SETTING: Two large Dutch low vision multidisciplinary rehabilitation organisations. PARTICIPANTS: 16 visually impaired adults with severe symptoms of fatigue selected by purposive sampling...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763133/physical-activity-and-exercise-self-regulation-in-cancer-survivors-a-qualitative-study
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Edward Tsai, Michael C Robertson, Elizabeth J Lyons, Maria C Swartz, Karen Basen-Engquist
OBJECTIVE: Despite the benefits of physical activity, many cancer survivors do not adhere to clinically recommended levels. This qualitative study investigated factors of self-regulation contributing to survivor physical activity patterns. METHODS: Participants attended focus groups with prompts on exercise habits and self-regulation based on Social Cognitive Theory, Self-Determination Theory, and Self-Regulation Theory. Content analysis with a priori codes was conducted to identify emergent themes...
August 1, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759969/physical-activity-in-midlife-is-not-associated-with-cognitive-health-in-later-life-among-cognitively-normal-older-adults
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Alden L Gross, Haidong Lu, Lucy Meoni, Joseph J Gallo, Jennifer A Schrack, A Richey Sharrett
BACKGROUND: Links between physical activity and dementia are based primarily on cross-sectional data or studies with unsatisfactory follow-up. OBJECTIVE: We leveraged three decades of follow-up from an established cohort to determine whether physical activity in midlife is associated with late-life cognition and dementia. METHODS: The Johns Hopkins Precursors study (n = 646) enrolled participants from 1948-1964 and administered questions about physical activity, from which we calculated metabolic equivalents (MET h/day), and exercise from 1978-present...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757160/mitochondrial-impairments-contribute-to-spatial-learning-and-memory-dysfunction-induced-by-chronic-tramadol-administration-in-rat-protective-effect-of-physical-exercise
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Hajar Mehdizadeh, Jalal Pourahmad, Ghorban Taghizadeh, Nasim Vousooghi, Ali Yoonessi, Parvaneh Naserzadeh, Ladan Behzadfar, Mohammad Reza Rouini, Mohammad Sharifzadeh
Despite the worldwide use of tramadol, few studies have been conducted about its effects on memory and mitochondrial function, and controversial results have been reported. Recently, there has been an increasing interest in physical exercise as a protective approach to neuronal and cognitive impairments. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of physical exercise on spatial learning and memory and brain mitochondrial function in tramadol-treated rats. After completion of 2-week (short-term) and 4-week (long-term) treadmill exercise regimens, male Wistar rats received tramadol (20, 40, 80mg/kg/day) intraperitoneally for 30days...
July 27, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
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