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Commentary on: Solis-Navarro L, Gismero A, Fernández-Jané C, Torres-Castro R, Solá-Madurell M, Bergé C, Pérez LM, Ars J, Martín-Borràs C, Vilaró J, Sitjà-Rabert M. Effectiveness of home-based exercise delivered by digital health in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Age and Ageing. 2022 Nov 2;51(11):afac243. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afac243
Implications for practice and research
As the available evidence supports the effectiveness of digitally delivered and home-based physical exercises (DHE) to promote healthy ageing, healthcare practitioners (eg, family doctors and nurses) should encourage older adults to use such digital tools.
Further research is necessary to gain a more nuanced understanding of factors that influences the effectiveness of DHE.
Regular physical activity is an important factor to promote healthy ageing.1 Thus, the high prevalence of physical inactivity among older adults and its negative health consequences (eg, falls due to low physical functioning)1 necessitates the …
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