Effect of a seated exercise program to improve physical function and health status in frail patients > or = 70 years of age with heart failure

Miles D Witham, Joan M Gray, Ishbel S Argo, Derek W Johnston, Allan D Struthers, Marion E T McMurdo, Derek Johnston

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Eighty-two patients aged >= 70 years with heart failure were randomized to a gentle, seated exercise program or to usual care. Six-minute walk distance and quality of life did not change between groups, but daily activity as measured by accelerometry increased in the exercise group relative to the control group. (c) 2005 by Excerptat Medica Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1120-1124
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Female
  • Frail Elderly
  • Heart Failure
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Motor Activity
  • Posture
  • Program Evaluation
  • Walking

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