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On your feet: protocol for a randomized controlled trial to compare the effects of pole walking and regular walking on physical and psychosocial health in older adults

Fritschi, Juliette O, Brown, Wendy J and van Uffelen, Jannique (2014) On your feet: protocol for a randomized controlled trial to compare the effects of pole walking and regular walking on physical and psychosocial health in older adults. BMC Public Health, 14 (375). ISSN 1471-2458

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Abstract

Physical activity is associated with better physical and mental health in older adults. Pole walking is a form of walking which may have additional health benefits in older adults, because of the addition of hand held poles, and consequent upper limb involvement. However, few studies have examined the potential additional effects of pole walking on physical and psychosocial health in older adults compared with walking. The aim of this study is to compare the effect of a pole walking program with the effects of a walking program, on physical and psychosocial wellbeing, in older adults in assisted living facilities

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: physical activity, PA, pole walking, PW, older adults, health, techniques
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Funders: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/569940
Depositing User: Ms Marcia Millard
Date Deposited: 19 May 2014 01:48
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 02:29
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/25121
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-375
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Citations in Scopus: 3 - View on Scopus

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