Effect of training on health-related quality of life, pain and falls in osteoporotic women
2009 (English)In: Advances in Physiotherapy, ISSN 1403-8196, Vol. 11, no 3, 154-165 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Physical inactivity is a risk factor for osteoporosis and fractures. The aim of the study was to see if supervised training would improve health-related quality of life (HRQL), reduce pain and falls in osteoporotic women. Women with established osteoporosis (n=124) were invited to a 1-year, follow-up study. Seventy-three women aged 60-81 years met the inclusion criteria and were randomized to an exercise (E) or control (C) group. A 4-month, supervised group training programme was designed. Participants were studied using HRQL questionnaires, clinical tests and dynamic posturography. Thirty-one women in the E-group and 34 women in the C-group completed the study. The E-group improved in six SF-36 domains and mental component summary (MCsum) index and also in worst pain intensity (p<0.01) after the supervised exercise training. Differences were found between the groups when comparing changes in four SF-36 domains, MCsum and worst pain (p=0.001). Physical activity level decreased in the E-group after the supervised period. Mean time to first fall occurred earlier in the C-group than in the E-group for the first 4 months but the trend did not last for the 1-year follow-up. The study suggests that supervised group training is beneficial for women with established osteoporosis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Publisher Informa Healthcare , 2009. Vol. 11, no 3, 154-165 p.
Elderly; established osteoporosis; exercise; falls; fracture; SF-36; supervision
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-20932DOI: 10.1080/14038190902896659OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-20932DiVA: diva2:236850