Exercise adherence in the elderly: Experience with abdominal aortic aneurysm simple treatment and prevention

Exercise adherence in the elderly: Experience with abdominal aortic aneurysm simple treatment and prevention
Poor adherence to health-related behaviors can have serious health consequences. Cardiac rehabilitation has been documented to have physiological and psychosocial benefits; however, optimizing adherence to exercise in patients with cardiovascular disease is a particular challenge. We recently completed a large, 6-year randomized trial of exercise training in elderly patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) disease (50-85 years), which provided an opportunity to describe adherence strategies in this unique group of elderly individuals. ... read more
Source: Journal of Vascular NursingPublished on 2017-02-28