Effectiveness of the Geriatric Activation Program Pellenberg (GAPP) on the Geriatric Rehabilitation Ward

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of our developed week-treatment program GAPP, on strength, balance, speed, functionality and cognition, with the main goal to achieve a better independence for activities of daily living (ADL).
Each day of the week an exercise program of 45 minutes is given assigned to a specific aspect of the rehabilitation; strength, balance, speed, functional training and one day is for testing or group therapy.
Participants will be followed for four weeks, with testing on day one, after two weeks and at the last day of the four-week program.

Detailed Description

The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of our developed week-treatment program GAPP (Geriatric Activation Program Pellenberg), on strength, balance, speed, functionality and cognition, with the main goal to achieve a better independence for ADL.
Each day of the week an exercise program of 45 minutes is given assigned to a specific aspect of the rehabilitation.
Monday: speed and coordination, including as many repetitions as possible in one minute for: quick arm movements in standing, quick trunk movements in sitting, quick weight transfers in standing, stepping.
Tuesday: functional training, including walking stairs, transfers, sitting to lying and reverse, moving objects in the room, functional fit-o-meter.
Wednesday: balance, including maximum weight transfers in all directions, exercises with reduced base of support, reaching.
Thursday: strength, including sit to stand with a weight belt, lifting a weight bimanual of the table, walking with ankle weights, arm extension with therapy bands.
Friday: testing or group activity. One week the following test will be taken: Berg Balance Scale, 10m walking test, Digit Symbol Substitution Test, knee extension and elbow extension strength with the microfet2, Basic-ADL and Geriatric Depression Scale.
The other week there will be a group session, this could be in sitting (like moving on music) or standing (like petanque).
Walking will be practiced every day of the week and individual needs (like specific hand rehabilitation or pain problems) will be addressed besides the program when needed.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Geriatric Activation Program Pellenberg Other
    Intervention Desc: intensive multicomponent physical therapy week program
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Geriatric Activation Program Pellenberg
    Description: intensive multicomponent physical therapy week program

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Independence for activities of daily living four weeks
Primary Functional Balance four weeks
Secondary Walking speed four weeks
Secondary Strength of arm Extension four weeks
Secondary Strength of knee extension four weeks
Secondary Cognitive function four weeks
Secondary General state of mind four weeks

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