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Effects of Vitamin D and Exercise on the Wellbeing of Older Community-Dwelling Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Overview of attention for article published in Gerontology, December 2015
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Title
Effects of Vitamin D and Exercise on the Wellbeing of Older Community-Dwelling Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Published in
Gerontology, December 2015
DOI 10.1159/000442441
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Radhika Patil, Saija Karinkanta, Kari Tokola, Pekka Kannus, Harri Sievänen, Kirsti Uusi-Rasi

Abstract

Evidence for the effects of exercise and vitamin D supplementation on quality of life (QoL), fear of falling (FoF) and mental wellbeing in older adults is conflicting. To study the effects of vitamin D supplementation and multimodal group exercise on psychosocial functions of wellbeing, including QoL, mental wellbeing and FoF. This is a 2-year, double-blind, placebo-controlled vitamin D and open exercise intervention trial with 409 older Finnish women (70-80 years of age) randomized to 4 treatment arms: (1) placebo without exercise, (2) vitamin D (800 IU/day) without exercise, (3) placebo and exercise, and (4) vitamin D (800 IU/day) with exercise. Exercisers participated in group exercise twice per week for 12 months and once per week for the subsequent 12 months, plus home exercises. When comparing with the placebo without exercise group, there were no statistically significant differences between groups receiving either vitamin D, exercise or both treatments for changes in QoL or mental wellbeing (although a slight decline was seen in mental wellbeing in those receiving vitamin D only, p = 0.044). The initial slight reduction in FoF was significant in all intervention groups compared with controls (p < 0.05), but this was only temporary. Neither vitamin D nor exercise contributes to better QoL, FoF or mental wellbeing in community-dwelling healthy older women with sufficient vitamin D levels.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 115 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 19 17%
Student > Master 16 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 8%
Lecturer 6 5%
Other 17 15%
Unknown 34 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 21 18%
Sports and Recreations 13 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 10%
Psychology 8 7%
Social Sciences 7 6%
Other 18 16%
Unknown 37 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 December 2015.
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#5,506,847
of 20,582,837 outputs
Outputs from Gerontology
#314
of 928 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#99,895
of 395,613 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Gerontology
#29
of 54 outputs
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