Health benefits of multicomponent training programmes in seniors: a systematic review

W. Bouaziz, P. O. Lang, E. Schmitt, G. Kaltenbach, B. Geny, T. Vogel
  • International Journal of Clinical Practice, June 2016, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/ijcp.12822

Health benefits of multicomponent training programmes in seniors

What is it about?

- This systematic review was conducted in eight electronic databases with research by key words. - 2525 articles published from 1 January 2000 to 30 April 2015 have been selected by two independent readers. - 27 articles meeting our inclusion criteria (19 randomised and 8 non-randomised controlled trials conducted in adults aged 65 or over) were considered in the review.

Why is it important?

- This review highlights the benefits of multicomponent training (MCT) on seniors’ health. - Multicomponent training has a significant impact on cardio-respiratory fitness, metabolic outcomes and induces substantial improvement on functional and cognitive performance and quality of life. - Thus, physicians should be convinced to encourage seniors to engage in MCT to favour healthy ageing and keep them autonomous and independent.

Perspectives

Dr Walid Bouaziz (Author)
Geriatric Department, University Hospital, Strasbourg

Based on those findings, it is really important to encourage seniors to engage in multicomponent training to reinforce the current public health policy efforts.

The following have contributed to this page: Dr Walid Bouaziz