Feasibility and Effectiveness of Intervention Programmes Integrating Functional Exercise into Daily Life of Older Adults: A Systematic Review

 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. MoreRead More

Mobile Health Applications to Promote Active and Healthy Ageing

Full paper: sensors-17-00622-v2 Abstract: The European population is ageing, and there is a need for health solutions that keep older adults independent longer. With increasing access to mobile technology, such as smartphones and smartwatches, the development and use of mobile health applications is rapidly growing. To meet the societal challenge of changing demography, mobile health solutions are warranted that support older adults to stay healthy and active and that can prevent or delay functional decline. This paper reviews the literature on mobile technology, in particular wearable technology, such as smartphones, smartwatches, and wristbands, presenting new ideas on how this technology canRead More

White Paper of the Project Results in PreventIT (Deliverable 8.2)

Full paper: D8.2.White paper of project results first release.v1.0 This deliverable reports on the results that have been obtained so far, half-way through the PreventIT project, in the form of a white paper that covers the development of i) the content and behavioural change strategy of the lifestyle-integrated intervention, ii) tools for risk screening and profiling, iii) the back-end and front-end technology of the mHealth system under development in PreventIT, the so-called iPAS, and iv) intervention outcomes regarding functional performance and behavioural complexity. It also reports on two pilot studies that tested the two intervention arms on a sample from theRead More