Effects of remote feedback in home-based physical activity interventions for older adults: a systematic review
Geraedts H, Zijlstra A, Bulstra SK, et al Patient Education and Counselling, 91, 14-24. 2013
|Project ID (Internal)||1|
|Full Reference (text)||Geraedts H, Zijlstra A, Bulstra SK, et al (2013) Effects of remote feedback in home-based physical activity interventions for older adults: a systematic review. Patient Education and Counselling. 91:14-24. [The abstract can be accessed here]|
|Full Reference (URL)||https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23194823|
|Summary / Abstract|
To evaluate the literature on effectiveness of remote feedback on physical activity and capacity in home-based physical activity interventions for older adults with or without medical conditions. In addition, the effect of remote feedback on adherence was inventoried.
A systematic review. Data sources included PubMed, PsycInfo, Cochrane and EMBASE. A best-evidence synthesis was used for qualitative summarizing of results.
Twenty-four studies met the inclusion criteria for systematic effectiveness evaluation and 22 for adherence inventory. Three categories of contact were identified: frequent, non-frequent, and direct remote contact during exercising. Evidence for positive enhancement of physical activity or capacity varied from conflicting in frequent contact strategies (16 studies) to strong in non-frequent (5 studies) and direct contact strategies (3 studies). Adherence rates in intervention groups were similar or higher than treatment-as-usual or exercise control groups.
Results imply with varying strength that interventions using frequent, non-frequent or direct remote feedback seem more effective than treatment as usual and equally effective as supervised exercise interventions. Direct remote contact seems a particularly good alternative to supervised onsite exercising.
Remote feedback is promising in an older population getting increasingly used to new technology.
|Publication Title||Effects of remote feedback in home-based physical activity interventions for older adults: a systematic review|
|Author(s)||Geraedts H, Zijlstra A, Bulstra SK, et al|
|Publication Details||Patient Education and Counselling, 91, 14-24.|
|Publication Year / End of Project||2013|
|Last Accessed||03/01/2019 12:00 am|
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