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EFFECTS OF WEIGHT TRAINING ON BASIC AND INSTRUMENTAL DAILY LIVING ACTIVITIES OF PATIENTS WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Grant number: 10/00543-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2010
Effective date (End): December 31, 2010
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physical Education
Principal Investigator:Florindo Stella
Grantee:Marcelo Garuffi Santos
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive decline in memory associated with a deficit of other cognitive functions, which interfere in social and professional performance of the individual. The study presents longitudinal design with the purpose to analyze and correlate the effects of exercise with weights on the functional aspects and performance of basic and instrumental daily living activities of AD patients. The sample consists in 30 patients with AD divided into two groups: a) Training Group (TG) consisted of 15 patients with AD who will participate in a program of systematic physical activity with weights three times a week, lasting 60 minutes each session in alternated days for 4 months, keeping his conduct routine drug and b) Social Interaction Group (RG) consisted of 15 patients with AD who should keep his drug and routine conduct, but not participate in any physical activity program. The participants should do pre and post training evaluations using questionnaires and motor tests. The data will be processed by descriptive procedures, checking its distribution by the Shapiro Wilk. For normal data will be used t Student test and Pearson correlation. For non-normal data will be held U Mann Whitney test and Spearman correlation coefficient, assuming a significance level of 5% for all analysis.

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GARUFFI, MARCELO; RIANI COSTA, JOSE LUIZ; SOLEMAN HERNANDEZ, SALMA STHEPHANY; VITAL, THAYS MARTINS; STEIN, ANGELICA MIKI; DOS SANTOS, JULIMARA GOMES; STELLA, FLORINDO. Effects of resistance training on the performance of activities of daily living in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, v. 13, n. 2, p. 322-328, . (10/00543-6)

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