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Exercise in Elders: PowerPoint and Small Group Exercise

Exercise in Elders: PowerPoint and Small Group Exercise

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
C. Bree Johnston, MD, MPH
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This product contains two segments. The first is a power point presentation that provides basic information on exercise in elders (please contact Dr. Johnson at for updates). The second segment provides a small group exercise for writing exercise prescriptions.

Educational objectives: 

The goals of this product are: 1. To provide learners an overview of the benefits of exercise in elders, and 2. To provide learners with practical strategies for encouraging exercise among their patients. The learner will be able to: 1. Describe exercises that have been associated with improved outcomes for specific medical conditions. 2. Assess your patient’s interest and willingness to exercise, using the “stages of change?” model. 3. Describe approaches to increase your patient's self efficacy in exercising. 4. Develop an approach to writing an exercise prescription using the FITTS method (frequency, intensity, type, time, and specific modifications). 5. Use the 5 step method to write an exercise prescription.

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This was used in an SGIM workshop and among fellows and residents at UCSF, for a total of about 100 people. It was used as a lecture and small-group session (faculty development, primarily).

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Dr. C. Bree Johnston

Suggested Citation:
Dr. C. Bree Johnston. Exercise in Elders: PowerPoint and Small Group Exercise. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2006 Available from: