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  11th International Workshop
on HIV and Aging
30 September - 2 October 2020
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A Multidisciplinary Approach (Exercise Program) to Chronic Pain and Frailty Among Those Aging with HIV: Lessons Learned
  Aging & HIV Workshop 2020 Sept30-Oct 2 virtual
Reported by Jules Levin
A high intensity walking program reduced frailty and improved physical function among older PLWH well beyond established minimally clinically important differences. However, more negative self-reported affect during higher intensities of activities may limit adherence.
High intensity interval walking pilot study in partnership with physical therapists and infectious disease physicians.
11 patients with pre-frailty or frailty; received 2x/week walking sessions x 6 weeks with physical therapist
5 minute intervals at >70% of HR maximum for 30 minutes; included fast walking, weighted walking, stairs, step-ups, and multi-directional walking. Measured heart rate, rating of perceived exertion (RPE), and affect using The Feeling Scale during each interval.
Pullen S.1 and Danilovich M.2,3
(1) Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
(2) Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
(3) CJE SeniorLife, Chicago IL