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Relationship between Physical Activity Level and Fall-Proof-related Fitness in Older Female Adults

  • Journal of the Korean Society of Physical Medicine
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Phys Med
  • 2018, 13(2), pp.1-9
  • DOI : 10.13066/kspm.2018.13.2.1
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Physical Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Physical Therapy > Other physical therapy
  • Received : January 22, 2018
  • Accepted : February 26, 2018
  • Published : May 31, 2018

Hyun-Tae Ok 1 Joo Kee Chan 2 김완수 3

1충북대학교
2서원대학교
3대구대학교 재활건강증진학과

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ABSTRACT

PURPOSE: This study investigated the relationship between the daily physical activity level and fall-proof- related fitness in older female adults. METHODS: This study promoted and sampled the subjects who participated in the study for 2 weeks, and developed a basic information questionnaire to select the subjects to be excluded from the research. The amount of energy expenditure through daily physical activity was examined, and the elderly physical fitness, and balance test were analyzed. The subjects were divided into group A (≥1,500 kcal/week), group B (<1,500-≥1,000 kcal/week), and group C (<1,000 kcal/week) according to their daily physical activity level. RESULTS: A significant difference in the daily physical activity level (energy expenditure), Chair Stand Test (lower body strength), 8-Foot Up-and Go Test (dynamic balance), and CTSIB-M (modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction in Balance) was observed among groups A, B, and C (p<.5), but there was no significant difference in the Chair Sit-and-Reach Test (lower body flexibility) (p>.5). CONCLUSION: The increase in physical activity is an essential factor for preventing falls and it provides many health benefits for the elderly. On the other hand, considering that elderly people cannot access exercise programs easily in Korea, it can be predicted that increasing elderly people's physical activity in daily life rather than specific exercises may help prevent falls.

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