Author

Zoe Gibbs

Date of Award

1-1-2007

Degree Type

Thesis - ECU Access Only

Degree Name

Master of Science

School

School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

Abstract

Objective : To examine the effectiveness of exercise setting on training adaptations of balance, muscle function and functional performance in older adults. Design: A randomized trial part of a larger intervention, with subjects assigned to either home (HE) or group-based exercise (GE). Setting: Subject own homes or a University exercise clinic. Subjects: Fifty-six older adults, 31 women and 25 men, 65-85 years of age. Intervention: Progressive resistance and aerobic training undertaken for 24 weeks.

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