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Home physical exercise improves functional mobility and quality of life in elderly. A CONSORT-prospective, randomized controlled clinical trial.
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  • Glauber Sa Brandao,
  • Luis Oliveira,
  • Glaudson S. Brandao,
  • Antonia Adonis C. Sampaio,
  • Leandro Damas Andrade,
  • Adriano Luis Fonseca,
  • Francisco K R Campos,
  • Anderson S. Silva,
  • Marcos M. Silva,
  • Iranse OLiveira-Silva,
  • Rodolfo Vieira,
  • Claudio F. Donner,
  • Rubens Silva,
  • Aquiles A. Camelier
Glauber Sa Brandao
Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health – Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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Luis Oliveira
UniEVANGELICA University Centre of Anapolis
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Glaudson S. Brandao
IMAIS – Diagnostic and Specialty Clinic, Senhor do Bonfim (BA), Brasil
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Antonia Adonis C. Sampaio
University of the State of Bahia – UNEB, Department of Education (DEDC-VII), Senhor do Bonfim (BA), Brazil
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Leandro Damas Andrade
UniEVANGELICA University Centre of Anapolis
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Adriano Luis Fonseca
UniEVANGELICA University Centre of Anapolis
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Francisco K R Campos
Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas da Santa Casa de Sao Paulo
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Anderson S. Silva
Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas da Santa Casa de Sao Paulo
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Marcos M. Silva
UniEVANGELICA University Centre of Anapolis
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Iranse OLiveira-Silva
UniEVANGELICA University Centre of Anapolis
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Rodolfo Vieira
Universidade Brasil
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Claudio F. Donner
Mondo Medico di I.F.I.M. S.r.l.
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Rubens Silva
Département des Sciences de la Santé, Programme de physiothérapie de l’université McGill offert en extension à l’Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)
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Aquiles A. Camelier
Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health – Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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Abstract

Aims: to test the hypothesis that a semi-supervised home physical exercise program improves the functional mobility and quality of life (QOL) of elderly in the community. Methods: This trial was conducted with elderly people (88% female), aged 60 years or older, sedentary and without cognitive decline. Elderly were randomly assigned to an intervention group - IG (home physical exercise and sleep hygiene) and a control group - CG (sleep hygiene). Were applied the International Questionnaire on Physical Activity; mental state mini-exam and the Timed Up and Go test (TUG) before and after the 12-week intervention period. Results: The IG showed an improvement in functional mobility, with a mean reduction in TUG execution time (p <0.01) and improvement in the QOL, (p <0.01) in WHOQOL-OLD. Conclusion: Semi-supervised physical home exercise is effective in improving the functional mobility and the QOL of sedentary elderly in the community. Trial Registration: Registro Brasileiro de Ensaios Clínicos (REBEC) Identifier: RBR-3cqzfy Keywords: Elderly; exercise; functional mobility; quality of life; community; physical activity; home exercise.

Peer review status:IN REVISION

10 Jun 2020Submitted to International Journal of Clinical Practice
10 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
10 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
21 Aug 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
17 Sep 20201st Revision Received
18 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
18 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed