Feasibility and effectiveness of interactive stepping exercise on community-dwelling older adults: A pilot randomized controlled trial

Li Chin Sow, Hsin Hsuan Liu, Ray Yau Wang, Shun Hwa Wei, Hsiao Kuan Wu, Yea Ru Yang*

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Abstract

Recently, the interactive stepping exercise (ISE) was developed on the basis of square stepping exercise. The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility and effectiveness of ISE on executive function and gait variability among community-dwelling older adults. Fourteen participants were recruited and randomly assigned to the experimental group (n=7) or control group (n=7) and received ISE or home exercise program, respectively, three times a week for 12 weeks. The outcomes included retention rate, attendance rate, Trail Making Test, and dual-task walking. The results showed that participants had high retention and attendance rate for the ISE intervention. Moreover, significant improvement in the part A of Trail Making Test and stride length variability during cognitive dual-task walking after 12-week ISE intervention. The current results suggested that ISE is a feasible and effective intervention on executive function and gait variability in community-dwelling older adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1099-1104
Number of pages6
JournalGeriatric Nursing
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Cognitive function
  • Gait
  • Older adults
  • Stepping exercise
  • Trail Making Test

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