Effects of resistance band exercise and reported life-satisfaction with older adults residing in a long-term care facility


  • Tim Passmore, EdD, CTRS/L, FDRT
  • Dongwook Cho, PhD
  • Donna Lindenmeier, PhD
  • Brittany Dao, BS, CTRS/L




recreational therapy, older adults, resistance band exercise, long-term care facility, health benefits


According to the Administration of Aging, 40.4 million (13.1 percent) of the US population or more than one in every eight Americans are 65 or older. Approximately 600 million people worldwide are aged 60 or older, and by 2050, this number will grow to 1.2 billion. Improvement and maintaining reported life-satisfaction can be linked to many co-occurring health benefits. The present manuscript addressing the potential life-satisfaction changes that seem to be associated with active participation in a chair resistance band exercise program in a residential facility for older individuals.

Author Biographies

Tim Passmore, EdD, CTRS/L, FDRT

Associate Professor, Graduate & Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Recreational Therapy, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Dongwook Cho, PhD

Associate Professor, Health, Physical Education, & Recreation, Alcorn State University, Lorman, Mississippi

Donna Lindenmeier, PhD

Associate Professor, Recreation Management and Recreational Therapy, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Brittany Dao, BS, CTRS/L

Graduate Research Assistant, Recreational Therapy, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma


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How to Cite

Passmore, EdD, CTRS/L, FDRT, T., Cho, PhD, D., Lindenmeier, PhD, D., & Dao, BS, CTRS/L, B. (2018). Effects of resistance band exercise and reported life-satisfaction with older adults residing in a long-term care facility. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 17(4), 19–26. https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2018.0171




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