Development of a care prevention exercise program for adherence to antigravity muscle training habits

Fukushima Atsushi, Ogawa Shintaro, Miyawaki Rina, Kaori Ishii, Shibata Ai, Koichiro Oka

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Abstract

[Purpose] To examine the effect of a care-prevention strength training program using a behavioral scientific method on frequency of performance and adherence to an anti-gravity muscle training program. [Subjects and Methods] Eleven community-dwelling elderly persons participated in this study. The frequency of training per week was examined and compared before, immediately after, and 6-months after the intervention. [Results] At 6 months after intervention, 9 participants had continued to perform the training. The training frequency was 0 times/week before the intervention, but it was 6 times/week after the intervention, and 3 times/week at 6 months after the intervention. In addition, frequency of training immediately and 6-months after intervention was significantly higher than that before the intervention. [Conclusion] The results suggest that using a behavioral scientific method may be effective for adherence to lower limb anti-gravity muscle training for the elderly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-414
Number of pages6
JournalRigakuryoho Kagaku
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • Anti-gravity muscle training
  • Behavior modification
  • Care-prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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