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BMC Geriatrics

, 7:23

First Online: 04 October 2007Received: 08 May 2007Accepted: 04 October 2007


BackgroundDeclines in cognitive functioning are a normal part of aging that can affect daily functioning and quality of life. This study will examine the impact of an exercise training program, and a combined exercise and cognitive training program, on the cognitive and physical functioning of older adults.

Methods-DesignFit Bodies, Fine Minds is a randomized, controlled trial. Community-dwelling adults, aged between 65 and 75 years, are randomly allocated to one of three groups for 16 weeks. The exercise-only group do three 60-minute exercise sessions per week. The exercise and cognitive training group do two 60-minute exercise sessions and one 60-minute cognitive training session per week. A no-training control group is contacted every 4 weeks. Measures of cognitive functioning, physical fitness and psychological well-being are taken at baseline 0 weeks, post-test 16 weeks and 6-month follop 40 weeks. Qualitative responses to the program are taken at post-test.

DiscussionWith an increasingly aged population, interventions to improve the functioning and quality of life of older adults are particularly important. Exercise training, either alone or in combination with cognitive training, may be an effective means of optimizing cognitive functioning in older adults. This study will add to the growing evidence base on the effectiveness of these interventions.

Trial RegistrationAustralian Clinical Trials Register: ACTRN012607000151437

AbbreviationsGPgeneral practitioner

TICSTelephone Interview of Cognitive Status

HRRHeart rate reserve

ACSMAmerican College of Sports Medicine

RPERate of Perceived Exertion

CLVTCalifornia Verbal Learning Test

COASTCalifornia Older Adults Stroop Test

D-KEFSDelis-Kaplan Executive Function Scale

WMSWechsler Memory Scale

WAISWechsler Adult Intelligence Scale

SDMTSymbol Digit Modalities Test

TIADLTimed Instrumental Activities of Daily Living



mm Hgmillimeters of mercury

bpmbeats per minute

SMWTSix Minute Walk Test


MAC-QMemory Complaint Questionnaire

SF-36Medical Outcomes Study Short Form

GADSGeriatric Anxiety and Depression Scale

HRHSHealth-related Hardiness Scale

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1471-2318-7-23 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Siobhan T O-Dwyer - Nicola W Burton - Nancy A Pachana - Wendy J Brown


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