THE IMPACT OF STABILITY RANGE EXERCISES ON GAIT PARAMETER AND QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG ACTIVE ELDER WOMEN

Mina Bikdeli, Neda Ghadimi, Fatemeh Royatvand Ghiasvand, Behnaz Ganji Samin

Abstract


The purpose of this research is to discuss the impacts of stability range exercises on certain gait parameters and quality of life among active elder women. The population of this research includes 100 women aged between 61 and 88 years who inhabit in the nursing home of Kahrizak, Karaj. Among the population, 40 individuals matched our research criterions and consequently, these 40 were selected as the sample group. The subjects’ age range was 61-88 years, also their height range was 139.5-160cms and their weight range was 48-88 kilograms. The subjects of the experimental group were administered 24 sessions of reformation exercises. In addition, the control group performed morning exercises, under the supervision of the facility’s coach. The collected statistical data were subjected to further analyses through the independent-t and independent-t tests as well as the Kolmogorov-Smirnoff test for confirming the normality of data distributions at the confidence level of P= 0.05. Results indicated that stability range exercises are capable of increasing the lengths of both the left and right paces significantly. The variables of life quality, pace speed, pace frequency, stance time and swing time were significantly increased among the subjects of experimental group, however compared to the control group; this increase was not statistically significant.

 

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stability range, kinematic parameters, gaiting, life quality, elder

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejpe.v1i2.69

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