Prescribing exercise

Mudge, Alison, Mullins, Robert, & Adsett, Julie (2009) Prescribing exercise. Geriatrics and Aging, 12(1), pp. 21-25.

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Exercise offers significant health benefits to older people, but may also carry risks of injury and cardiovascular events. These can be minimized with appropriate screening, prescription, and monitoring of an exercise program. Tailored exercise prescription is developed in consultation with the participant, taking into account identified risks, functional limitations, and individual goals. Exercise professionals can provide valuable assistance with screening, prescription, and supervision of an exercise program, but limited access to experienced staff and supervised programs remains a significant barrier to exercise participation. Innovative models of care are required to investigate optimal participant targeting, long-term exercise adherence, and cost-effectiveness.

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ID Code: 95647
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Exercise therapy, Patient compliance, physical fitness health service for older adults, Risk assessment
ISSN: 1488-8408
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Exercise Physiology (110602)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Deposited On: 18 May 2016 22:45
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 22:42

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