J Korean Acad Adult Nurs.  2009 Feb;21(1):13-22.

Effect of Seniorobic Program on Physical Function and Fall in Elderly

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Korea. byu88@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of the seniorobic program on physical function and fall in elderly.
METHODS
The experimental group and control group was composed of 22 subjects each. The subjects in the experimental group had participated in the seniorobic program for 12 weeks which consisted of exercise and education. Muscle strength, flexibility, balance and the frequency of fall for each subject were measured before, and at the 6th and 12th weeks of the seniorobic program. Data were analyzed using SPSS /WIN 12.0 program.
RESULTS
The experimental group had significantly increased their flexibility at the 6th and 12th weeks of the seniorobic program, their the lower limb muscle strength and balance at the 12th week of the seniorobic program. There was no significant difference in the frequency of fall between the experimental group and the control group during the period of seniorobic program.
CONCLUSION
These results suggest that the seniorobic program can increase lower limb muscle strength, flexibility and improve the balance of the elderly

Keyword

Elderly; Exercise; Fall
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