Quotation Jungreitmayr, Sonja, Ring-Dimitriou, Susanne, Trukeschitz, Birgit, Schneider, Cornelia. 2021. Effects of an Information and CommunicationTechnology-Based Fitness Program on Strength and Balancein Female Home Care Service Users. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18 (7955), 1-14.


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There is evidence that training for strength and balance prevents decline in physical function in old age when the training is personally instructed. It is an open question whether interventions that deliver training via up-to-date technologies can achieve long-term effects. This study examined the effects of an 8-month fitness training program delivered via information and communication technology (ICT) on lower-body strength and balance in female home care users (n = 72) aged 75 years on average. For statistical analysis, the test group was divided into two subgroups, one who used the program at least 8 times per month (n = 26) and another one who used the program less often (n = 17) compared with a control group that received no exercise program (n = 29). It was found that regular ICT-exercisers exhibited positive effects over time on lower-body strength and balance compared to a decrease in both indicators in irregular exercisers and the control group. The authors see potential in offering exercise programs to people of advanced age via ICT to counteract physical decline in old age.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title Effects of an Information and CommunicationTechnology-Based Fitness Program on Strength and Balancein Female Home Care Service Users
Volume 18
Number 7955
Year 2021
Page from 1
Page to 14
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/15/7955
DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18157955
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/18/15/7955/pdf

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CiM-Outcomes - Evaluating effectiveness of ICT-based systems to promote physical activity and care networks for older people
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Trukeschitz, Birgit (Details)
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Jungreitmayr, Sonja (, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria)
Ring-Dimitriou, Susanne (Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg, Austria)
Schneider, Cornelia (Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt, Austria)
Organization
Research Institute for Economics of Aging FI (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5334 Political economic policy (Details)
5405 Empirical social research (Details)
5421 Aging research (Details)
5911 Social policy (Details)
5933 Aging research (Details)
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