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Article: Promoting healthy ageing through light volleyball intervention in Hong Kong: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

TitlePromoting healthy ageing through light volleyball intervention in Hong Kong: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Authors
KeywordsAdapted sport
Age-related fitness degradation
Ageing
Physical activity
Issue Date2020
PublisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcsportsscimedrehabil
Citation
BMC Sports Science, Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2020, v. 12, p. article no. 6 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Our pilot study has demonstrated improvements in health outcomes through participation in a new sport, light volleyball (LVB), among older adults. In response to the promising results of the LVB pilot study and the priority of allocating resources to the prevention of age-related fitness degradation by the Hong Kong (HKG) government, the present study aims to investigate the effectiveness of a LVB intervention on physical and psychological health attributes among older adults at a larger scale in HKG. Methods/design: This study will apply both quantitative and qualitative methods with a large sample (approximately 315 participants). We will adopt a randomized controlled trial (RCT) design to further evaluate the effectiveness of a LVB intervention on health outcomes against a comparison group, Tai Chi (TC), and a control group (C). Older adults will be eligible to join the intervention if they are (a) aged 65 years and above; (b) living in the community independently; (c) absent of diagnosed cognitive impairment; (d) not regular participants in a structured PA program for two years preceding the study; and (e) able to achieve a passing score on the Timed-up-and-go test (TUG) and Abbreviated Mental Test (AMT). About 315 participants will be randomly assigned into 3 groups in 1:1:1 ratio. LVB group participants will receive 16-week LVB program; TC group will utilize a simplified 24-form Yang Style TC, and C group participants will be instructed to maintain their normal daily activity and join regular non-exercise social gatherings. Measurements will be collected before and after the intervention, and 6 months and 12 months after completion of the intervention. Discussion: This intervention, if effective, will enhance older adult's physical and psychological health, and provide the data and evidence to support policymaking in relation to future PA promotion for older adults. Trial registration number: ChiCTR1900026657. © 2020 The Author(s).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/281154
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2019 Impact Factor: 1.979
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.471

 

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dc.contributor.authorLeung, KM-
dc.contributor.authorChung, PK-
dc.contributor.authorChan, AMK-
dc.contributor.authorRansdell, L-
dc.contributor.authorSiu, PMF-
dc.contributor.authorSun, P-
dc.contributor.authorYang, J-
dc.contributor.authorChen, TC-
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-09T09:50:54Z-
dc.date.available2020-03-09T09:50:54Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationBMC Sports Science, Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2020, v. 12, p. article no. 6-
dc.identifier.issn2052-1847-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/281154-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Our pilot study has demonstrated improvements in health outcomes through participation in a new sport, light volleyball (LVB), among older adults. In response to the promising results of the LVB pilot study and the priority of allocating resources to the prevention of age-related fitness degradation by the Hong Kong (HKG) government, the present study aims to investigate the effectiveness of a LVB intervention on physical and psychological health attributes among older adults at a larger scale in HKG. Methods/design: This study will apply both quantitative and qualitative methods with a large sample (approximately 315 participants). We will adopt a randomized controlled trial (RCT) design to further evaluate the effectiveness of a LVB intervention on health outcomes against a comparison group, Tai Chi (TC), and a control group (C). Older adults will be eligible to join the intervention if they are (a) aged 65 years and above; (b) living in the community independently; (c) absent of diagnosed cognitive impairment; (d) not regular participants in a structured PA program for two years preceding the study; and (e) able to achieve a passing score on the Timed-up-and-go test (TUG) and Abbreviated Mental Test (AMT). About 315 participants will be randomly assigned into 3 groups in 1:1:1 ratio. LVB group participants will receive 16-week LVB program; TC group will utilize a simplified 24-form Yang Style TC, and C group participants will be instructed to maintain their normal daily activity and join regular non-exercise social gatherings. Measurements will be collected before and after the intervention, and 6 months and 12 months after completion of the intervention. Discussion: This intervention, if effective, will enhance older adult's physical and psychological health, and provide the data and evidence to support policymaking in relation to future PA promotion for older adults. Trial registration number: ChiCTR1900026657. © 2020 The Author(s).-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcsportsscimedrehabil-
dc.relation.ispartofBMC Sports Science, Medicine & Rehabilitation-
dc.rightsBMC Sports Science, Medicine & Rehabilitation. Copyright © BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectAdapted sport-
dc.subjectAge-related fitness degradation-
dc.subjectAgeing-
dc.subjectPhysical activity-
dc.titlePromoting healthy ageing through light volleyball intervention in Hong Kong: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailSiu, PMF: pmsiu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authoritySiu, PMF=rp02292-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s13102-019-0151-7-
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dc.identifier.hkuros309294-
dc.identifier.volume12-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 6-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 6-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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