define communication, describe the communication principles, and the major communication skill sets.

define communication, describe the communication principles, and the major communication skill sets.

Discussion: Training Plus Education

This unit includes two assignments, which work together so you can define communication, describe the communication principles, and the major communication skill sets.
In this assignment, create a collage from pictures or drawings that model the five key communication principles chart found on Figure 1.2 on page 11 of your textbook. The five communication principles include Aware, Verbal, Nonverbal, Listen, and Adapt. Free resources for the collage are available at,, or Word Document. You may also create your own images or pictures.

The effect of an educational program on strength-training adherence in older adults Charilaos Papadopoulosa and Johnna M. Jagerb

aDepartment of Kinesiology, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, USA; bDepartment of Nutrition, Exercise and Health Sciences, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington, USA

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of a strength-training program combined with an educational intervention on resistance-training knowledge, adherence, psychological parameters, and functionality in older individuals residing in assisted living facilities. Twenty-four (mean age: 83.8 ± 8.0 years) participants were divided into three groups; one group participated in strength-training plus an educational program, the second group participated in a strength-training program, and the third group served as a reference group. Both strength-training groups completed an 8-week training program using elastic tubing twice per week. The educa- tional program was offered once a week for 20 minutes and consisted of various strength-training topics. All participants completed the Up and Go test; handgrip strength test; questionnaires to determine quality of life, depression and fatigue; and a strength-training knowledge test before and after 8 weeks of training. Repeated Measures ANOVA was used to determine differences. The strength training plus education group had a significantly (p = .03) higher (87.5%) attendance rate compared to the strength training only group (69.2%). After 8 weeks of training, the partici- pants in the combined strength and education group experienced a sig- nificant (p > .05) increase in strength-training knowledge, functional ability, and quality of life compared to baseline testing. The results showed that an educational intervention has a positive effect on strength knowledge, func- tion, and attendance rate. Additional research is needed to determine the long-term effect of such educational components when added to regular strength-training programs.

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