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Exercise Prescription - 55 year old female (case 2)

Dr Dominique Hansen, Associate Professor in Rehabilitation/Exercise Physiology in Internal Diseases at Hasselt University, Belgium.

Test your knowledge on Exercise Prescription with this quiz prepared by Dr Dominique Hansen (Hasselt, BE): Review the case below, and take the MCQ quiz to see how accurate your prescriptions are!


Case description - 55 year old female

  • Age: 55 years
  • Body height: 160 cm
  • Body weight: 85 kg
  • Sex: female
  • VO2max: 1600 ml/min (108% of predicted normal value)
  • Resting HR: 102 bts/min
  • Peak exercise HR: 151 bts/min
  • Total cholesterol: 267 mg/dl
  • Fasting glycemia: 108 mg/dl
  • Blood pressure: 115/72 mmHg
  • Medication intake: statin, ACE-inhibitor, orlistat, antiplatelet, metformin, sulfonylurea
  • Referred to rehabilitation for: obesity
  • Co-morbidities: type 2 diabetes
  • Additional information: gonarthrosis present 

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Based on the EXPERT Tool (EXercise Prescription in Everyday practice & Rehabilitation Training) developed by the University of Hasselt, in collaboration with EAPC which will be launched in April 2017.

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