Jovan Vuković, Darinka Korovljev, Radomir Zrnić, Kristina Pantelić Babić, Bojan Rašković

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The aging of the population represents one of the biggest challenges that modern society is facing, which has resulted in the world’s scientific community showing increasing interest in health and quality of life. The aim of this research was to determine the effects of resistance training with elastic bands on improving the quality of life of institutionalised older adults. The study included 22 older adults who were divided into two groups: the experimental group (n=13), and the control group (n=9). The research results indicate that programmed resistance training with elastic bands is an effective tool in improving and advancing the quality of life of institutionalised persons, specifically in relation to physical functioning, energy/fatigue, emotional well-being, social functioning, pain, and general health, in favour of the experimental group of subjects.


effects of resistance training, elastic bands, quality of life, older adults, gerontological centre.

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