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The Effects of Assisted Cycle Therapy on Executive and Motor Functioning in Older Adults

Abstract This study examines cognitive and motor function in typical older adults following acute exercise. Ten older adults (Mage = 65.1) completed a single session of assisted cycling (AC) (i.e., exercise accomplished through the use of a motor), voluntary cycling (VC) (self-selected cadence), and a no cycling (NC) control group. These sessions were randomized and separated by approximately one week. Both ACT and VC groups rode a stationary bicycle for 30-minutes each session. These sessions were separated by at least two days. Participants completed cognitive testing that assessed information processing and set shifting and motor testing including gross and fine motor performance at the beginning and at the end of each session. Consistent with ... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Semken, Keith (Author) / Ringenbach, Shannon (Advisor) / Der Ananian, Cheryl (Committee member) / Buman, Matthew (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Kinesiology / Executive Function / Motor Control
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 105 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Exercise and Wellness 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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