EJI (Ellen) van Dongen MSc

EJI (Ellen) van Dongen MSc

Promovendus

Project Title: ProMuscle in Practice: Resistance exercise and extra dietary protein to promote maintenance of functioning and independence of community-dwelling elderly in Gelderland.

Project duration: January 2016 - December 2018

Project Introduction and aim: Within this project the clinical intervention ProMuscle, progressive resistance-type training and protein-rich nutrition for frail older adults, will be translated to a real-life setting and tested for feasibility and (cost-)effectiveness. The study will be conducted in five municipalities in the province of Gelderland, the Netherlands, between 2016-2018. In total, 200 older adults will participate in the study. The program consists of twelve weeks of intensive guidance by physiotherapists and dietitians, and a twelve week period in which they will continue their lifestyle using local facilities.