Qual Life Res (2018) 27:455–465 DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1733-z Effects of a 9-month resistance training intervention on quality of life, sense of coherence, and depressive symptoms in older adults: randomized controlled trial 1,2 1 1 2 Tiia Kekäläinen · Katja Kokko · Sarianna Sipilä · Simon Walker Accepted: 1 November 2017 / Published online: 9 November 2017 © The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract increased in RT2 compared to the control group and RT3 Purpose (1) To determine the effects of a 9-month resist- (group × time p = .032). ance training intervention on quality of life, sense of coher- Conclusion Resistance training is beneficial for envi- ence, and depressive symptoms in older adults, and (2) to ronmental quality of life and sense of coherence. Attend- compare effects between different training frequencies. ing resistance training twice a week seems to be the most Methods Men and women aged 65–75 (N = 106) were advantageous for these aspects of psychological functioning. randomized to four groups according to training frequency: training groups RT1 (n = 26), RT2 (n = 27), and RT3 (n = 28) Keywords Quality of life · Aging · Exercise · Well- and non-training control group (n = 25). All training groups being · Coping · Mood attended supervised resistance
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