We enforced the construction of a community rehabilitation network for the autonomous rehabilitation of the disabled elderly by the official grant. We distributed the prepared manual and devices developed for subjects in order to perform the rehabilitation exercises. 47 disabled elderly 13 Aftereffect of cerebrovascular accident, 9 hemiplegia left, 3 hemiplegia left and one another), 8 knee osteoarthritis, 7 lumbar spinal stenosis and 19 others were involved as subjects. The change of a body situation depended on the Long-Term Care Insurance Survey (LTCIS) including the Degree of Independent Living for the Disabled Elderly (DILDE) was analyzed with changes in the level of care. As a result, the sitting ability with both feet on Ground has improved significantly (P<0.05). From these research findings, it is thought that the possibility of enforcement of the autonomous rehabilitation and home implementation of it has been specified for the disabled elderly.
The purpose of the present study was to determine the response of glucose (G), insulin (In) and insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I to eccentric (ECC) vs. concentric (CON) resistance exercise in healthy trained and untrained subjects. Venous blood samples were drawn before and immediately after the test, and during 1-hour recovery for the determinations of hormonal and somatomedin concentrations. As compared to resting values, the maximal eccentric (ECC) resistance exercise test caused a significant decrease in G level (p<0.05). Significant differences were observed in post-exercise G level during ECC exercise (p<0.05). Different types of muscle contractions (ECC vs. CON) and resistance training had a significant effect on serum IGF-I concentration at maximal exercise intensity. A significant increase in IGF-I concentration was observed in response to eccentric muscle contraction in trained subjects compared to the control.Conclusions: These results seem to have demonstrated that in healthy subjects increased serum IGF-I concentration might be responsible for better glucose transport during resistance exercise, and this predominantly in eccentric muscle contraction.