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A Group-foundation Exercise Schedule on Quality of Life and Well-being in Older Men and Women


  • Nursing and Midwifery School (Ph.D. Department), Ahvaz Jondishapor University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • School of health (Health Education department), Isfahan university of Medical Science, Isfahan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Nursing and Midwifery School, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Nursing and Midwifery School, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Nursing and Midwifery School, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Åland Islands


The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a group-foundation exercise schedule on the quality of life (QoL) and well-being in the elderly. In this study fifty elderly men and women aged 60 and older were included. Groupfoundation exercise schedule was administrated to the individuals for 12 weeks (3 times a week) at the rehabilitation unit. Outcome measures included a short form-36 (SF-36) and well-being questionnaires. The mean age of patients were 68.3 ± 5.8 years. Using group-foundation exercise schedule resulted improvement in the scores of QOL and wellbeing domains. We have shown that this exercise schedule is effective and suitable for older people.


Group-foundation, Exercise, Quality of Life, Well-being, Elderly

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