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Title: Lifestyle integrated functional exercise for people with dementia: study protocol for a home-based randomised controlled trial
Author: Almeida, Sara
Gomes da Silva, Madalena
Marques, Alda
Keywords: Community-dwelling
Daily living
Individualised intervention
Major neurocognitive impairment
Issue Date: 29-May-2020
Publisher: Mark Allen Healthcare
Abstract: Background/Aims Physical activity is effective in people with dementia. Most people with dementia live at home, however few home-based physical activity programmes have been developed. The aim of this protocol is to determine the feasibility, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Lifestyle Integrated Functional Exercise for People with Dementia (LiFE4D). Methods A randomised, controlled trial will be implemented. Experimental group will receive LiFE4D and control group will maintain usual treatment. LiFE4D is a 3-month programme adjusted to daily routines and involving carers, with decreased face-to-face contact over time. The Primary outcome measure is exercise capacity assessed with the 2-Minute Step Test. Secondary outcomes include cognitive function, physical activity, health-related physical fitness, respiratory function, functionality, quality of life, carers’ burden and costs. Results Findings from this study will improve knowledge and provide guidance on home-based physical activity for people with dementia. Conclusions If effective, the trial will provide a model of home-based physical activity and inform international guidelines for dementia care.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.12968/ijtr.2019.0066
ISSN: 1741-1645
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