Frailty syndrome is an age-associated syndrome, characterized by decreases in the functional reserve, strongly associated with sarcopenia that places older individuals at special risk for disability, hospitalization and death induced by falls.
Most of the studies demonstrating improvements in gait, balance and fall risk have used multicomponent exercise training as intervention in their subjects. However, the studies in which systematic resistance training was performed (either alone or as part of multicomponent exercise programs) revealed greater strength gains in the frail elderly subjects.
The absence of changes in the functional and strength outcomes that were measured in some of the investigations indicates that the exercise prescription must be carefully adapted to provide a sufficient stimulus for improving the functional capacity of frail subjects.
According to literature reviewed, and also our own studies, this Project focuses on the enhancement of knowledge development, and implementation of good practices, as well as the design of materials that can give to know the physical exercise prescription as a way to effectively improve health on elder people among their environment.