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Ageing with joy. The effect of a physical activity programme on the well-being of older people. A study conducted in five homes for the elderly in Paramaribo

23 September 2009

PhD ceremony: C.M.S. Chang, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Thesis: Ageing with joy. The effect of a physical activity programme on the well-being of older people. A study conducted in five homes for the elderly in Paramaribo

Promotor(s): prof. J.R. van Horn, prof. J.W. Groothoff, prof. A.M. Vrede

Faculty: Medical Sciences

  

In Suriname, a developing country with a multi-cultural society, the elderly population grows annually. However, also the number of lifestyle related diseases such as heart- and coronary diseases, diabetes mellitus type II, cancer and obesity. A physically inactive lifestyle is an important risk factor for these diseases. Physical activity can to a large extend prevent these diseases and affect fitness positively which is important for the elderly to function independently. Results of this study show a first impression of the effects of a physical activity programme for the elderly in suriname. No other study into the effects of a physical activity programme for the elderly has been done before in a developing country.

 

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