J Korean Acad Soc Nurs Educ.  2016 Aug;22(3):345-354. 10.5977/jkasne.2016.22.2.345.

The Effects of Low Intensity Exercise Program with Telephone coaching on Physical Fitness and Physiological Index in the Elderly Women in Home Visiting Health Program

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, College of Nursing, Kosin University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Inje University, Korea. iris0409@inje.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a low intensity exercise program with telephone coaching on the physical fitness and physiological index of elderly women who are receiving home visiting health program.
METHODS
This study was conducted using a non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design. The participants were 53 senior citizens. The subjects (15) in experimental group 1 performed only a low-intensity exercise program and the subjects (16) in experimental group 2 performed a low intensity exercise program with telephone coaching for 16 weeks. The low intensity exercise program consisted of muscle strength band exercise, stretching, and hand exercise using balls.
RESULTS
There were statistical differences in the right grip strength (p=.030), left grip strength (p=.035), raising behind of right arm (p=.046), raising behind of left arm (p=.045), postprandial blood sugar (p=.021), body mass index (p=.029).
CONCLUSION
The low intensity exercise program with telephone coaching is recommended as a physical fitness and physiological index for elderly women in a home visiting health program.

Keyword

Elderly Women; Telephone coaching; Exercise; Physical Fitness; Physiological Index
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