PAHA study (Psychological active and healthy ageing): Psychological wellbeing, proactive attitude and happiness effects of whole-body vibration versus multi-component training in aged women: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
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Author/sCompare, Angelo; Zarbo, Cristina; Meloni, Alessia; Berengüí, Rosendo; Grossi, Enzo; [et al.]
Discipline/sActividad Física y Deporte
Quality of life
Background Evidence demonstrates that physical exercise and psychological wellbeing are closely interlinked, particularly in older-aged women. However, research investigating how different forms of exercise influence mental health in older-aged women is underdeveloped. Methods/Design A randomized controlled trial (N = 300) will assess the relative effectiveness of two different exercise programs (whole-body vibration and Multicomponent Training) for improving psychological wellbeing in older-aged women. The following outcomes will be assessed at three time points (that is, pre, post, and follow-up): psychological wellbeing, proactive attitude, quality of life, and happiness. Discussion Results will have important implications for preventing psychological and physiological disease in older-aged women and for managing health-related costs for this population group.