Effectiveness of resistance training on resilience in Hong Kong Chinese older adults: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Pak-Kwong CHUNG*, Chunqing ZHANG, Yanan Zhao, Ming Yu Claudia Wong, Chun Hu

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Abstract

Background: There is on one hand sufficient evidence showing strong association between resilience and self-rated successful aging. On the other hand, strength training could contribute the cultivation of resilience among older adults. Therefore, the current study aims to examine the effectiveness of resistance training on resilience among Chinese older adults in Hong Kong. Methods: This study will apply a three-group, double blinded (outcome assessors and data analysts), randomized controlled trial (RCT) to examine the effectiveness of the interventions on resilience, functional fitness, and health related quality of life immediately after a 16-week intervention, as well as the residual effects 12 weeks after completion of the interventions. Discussion: It is expected that resistance training is promising or even superior to aerobic training in the improvement of resilience. Given the limited evidence on the literature, it is urgently needed to explore the effects of resistance training on the improvement of resilience in older adults. Findings of the current study can contribute to the development of effective resistant training programs for the promotion of resilience among older adults. Trial registration: The trial is registered at the ClinicalTrials.gov PRS (Trial ID: NCT04690465; Date of First Posted: 30/12/2020).

Original languageEnglish
Article number250
JournalBMC Geriatrics
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2021

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

User-Defined Keywords

  • Ageing
  • Older adults
  • Psychological health
  • Resilience
  • Resistance training
  • Hong Kong
  • Humans
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Resistance Training
  • Exercise
  • China
  • Quality of Life
  • Aged

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