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Wilkinson T, Billany R, Lightfoot CJ, Graham-Brown M, Smith AC.2019. Characteristics of effective home-based resistance training exercise in patients with chronic disease: a scoping review protocol. PeerJ Preprints7:e27679v1https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.27679v1
Regular exercise, principally resistance training, is an effective method to promote muscle hypertrophy and attenuate muscle atrophy during various atrophic conditions . There is growing interest in the evaluation of home-based resistance training programmes. These programmes have the potential to overcome common barriers to participation, such as accessibility and affordability. The objective of the scoping review is to map the available evidence to provide an overview of what characteristics, principles, and components are required for an effective home-based resistance training programme in patients with chronic disease. The four specific objectives of the scoping review will be to: 1) conduct a systematic search of the published and grey literature for studies reporting on home-based resistance training in patients with chronic disease; 2) map out the characteristics and range of methodologies (including exercise protocols and outcome measures) used in effective home-based resistance training; 3) examine reported challenges and limitations of home-based resistance training; and 4) propose recommendations for optimizing home-based resistance training protocols in this population.
This is a preprint submission to PeerJ Preprints. This article relates to a protocol for a proposed scoping review to be conducted by our group. It is being published online as a record of our proposed actions.