Full paper : LiFE – Review As published in Gerontology September 15, 2017.
This systematic review provides a comprehensive overview of the available evidence concerning integrated functional exercise training in older adults. Some studies reported advantages of this training concept compared to structured exercise training, including higher adherence, increased effectiveness for improving selected motor per- formances, and simultaneously increasing PA andReducing falls. However, the number of RCTs was low, and studies used different training concepts hampering their comparability. NRS provided some evidence about the effectiveness of the behavioural change concept and the feasibility of integrated training in impaired target popu- lations. More RCTs are required for generating a higher level of evidence. This review helps to inform the design of future trials.