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Exercise Prescription - 65 year old female (case 4)

Prof. Dominique Hansen, Exercise prescription Quiz Section Editor

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!


The case


  • 65 year old female
  • Body height: 165 cm
  • Body weight: 90 kg
  • Sex: female
  • VO2max: 1450 ml/min (90% of predicted normal value)
  • Resting HR: 52 bts/min
  • Peak exercise HR: 100 bts/min
  • Total cholesterol: 234 mg/dl
  • Fasting glycemia: 115 mg/dl
  • Blood pressure: 135/75 mmHg
  • Medication intake: beta-blocker, statin, exogenous insulin, nitrate, erythropoietin
  • Referred to rehabilitation for: stable myocardial ischemia (threshold at 87 bts/min)
  • Co-morbidities: renal failure, type 1 diabetes
  • Additional information: chronic aspecific low back pain present 

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Based on the EXPERT Tool (Exercise Prescription in Everyday Practice & Rehabilitative Training) developed by the University of Hasselt, in collaboration with EAPC. 


Notes to editor

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