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Seifi Z, Baghdasarians A. Effect of Exercise on the Cognitive Abilities of Alzheimer Patients. SJRM. 2019; 3 (3) :117-121
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1- Clinical Psychology Department, Psychology & Educational Sciences Faculty, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran , z.seifi2020@yahoo.com
2- Psychology Department, Psychology & Educational Sciences Faculty, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (445 Views)
Aims: Alzheimer's is one of the most common degenerative cerebrovascular diseases that is associated with cognitive impairment and is most commonly found in old age. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of aerobic exercise program with fixed bicycle on cognitive abilities of patients with Alzheimer's dementia.
Materials & Methods: The present research was a quasi-experimental study with pre-test post-test design with control group that was performed on 14 patients with Alzheimer's; they had a mean age of 67 years old membered in the Alzheimer's Association of Iran in 2015, who were selected by purposive sampling method and randomly divided into experimental (n=7) and control (n=7) groups. All patients were evaluated in two stages of pre-test and post-test with MMSE and MoCA tests. Then, for the experimental group, the exercise program was performed for 3 months, using a fixed bicycle twice a day in a week (Three times) and 45 minutes each day with the severity and tolerance of the patients. The data were analyzed by SPSS 22 software, using one-way analysis of covariance.
Findings: By controlling the effect of pre-test, there was a significant difference between the mean post-test scores of cognitive abilities in the experimental and control groups, and the mean scores in the experimental group were higher than that of the control group (p<0.01; F1,11=10.186).
Conclusion: Attending at the aerobic exercise program is effective in improving the cognitive abilities of patients with Alzheimer's disease.
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Article Type: Brief Communication |
Received: 2017/09/2 | Accepted: 2019/04/17 | Published: 2019/04/29

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