Perspective in psychiatric care
First published: 14 November 2018
The aim of this study is to determine the effect of a 20‐week Physical Activity Program for elderly individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) on their cognitive functions and sleep quality.
A randomized controlled trial research design was used in this experimental pretest‐posttest study. The data were analyzed using SPSS 21.0.
This study showed that the Physical Activity Program improved the cognitive functions and sleep quality of elderly individuals (p < 0.05).
Conclusion and Practice Implications
The findings of this study showed that the cognitive functions and sleep quality of elderly individuals improved thanks to a 20‐week Physical Activity Program. It is recommended that physical activities should be included in nursing interventions for elderly people with MCI.