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QoL & sleep quality after aquatic or dry-land aerobic training - diabetes

Key Message

Aerobic training in both aquatic and dry-land environments provides similar effects on quality of life, depressive symptoms and sleep quality in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Source

Delevattia, et al. (2017). Quality of life and sleep quality are similarly improved after aquatic or dry-land aerobic training in participants with type 2 diabetes: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. Available online 6 September 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2017.08.024

Purpose

To compare the effects of two aerobic training models in water and on dry-land on quality of life, depressive symptoms and sleep quality in patients with type 2 diabetes. Thirty-five patients with type 2 diabetes were randomly assigned to aquatic aerobic training group (n = 17) or dry-land aerobic training group (n = 18). Exercise training length was of 12 weeks, performed in three weekly sessions (45 min/session), with intensity progressing from 85% to 100% of heart rate of anaerobic threshold during interventions. All outcomes were evaluated at baseline and 12 weeks later.

Evidence

In per protocol analysis, physical and psychological domains of quality of life improved in both groups (p < 0.05) without between-group differences. Overall quality of life and sleep quality improved in both groups (p < 0.05), without between-group differences in per protocol and intention to treat analysis. No changes on depressive symptoms were observed in both groups at follow-up.

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Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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