A Case Study on the Relationship between an Exercise Program and the Exercise Cognition of Aged Persons

노인의 운동인식과 운동교육에 관한 사례연구

  • Published : 1996.09.01


A case study on the relationship between an exercise program and the exercise cognition of the aged persons at a community center for the elderly in Seoul was carried out to get some basic data for a better exercise program. The frequencies and time of exercise and the exercise cognition before and after the exercise program were compared. The program included exercise training and education 2 or 3 times a week for three months with 6 different kinds of exercise machines. 32 persons were interviewed. and the results. which were analyzed using SPSS package program. showed frequencies. percentages and Wilcoxon rank sum test. The following conclusions were obtained: 1. After the exercise program. the exercise frequency and time were increased. and the leisure life was changed positively. 2. $96.9\%$ of the interviewees understood well the necessity of the exercise, and the most reasonable reason why they do exercise was to keep their physical strength and health. And more persons of the group who do exercise everyday than those of the group who do not exercise everyday. felt that they are healthy. 3. It was responded that the most important factor to promote the exercise activity of aged persons was to provide exercise facilities and rooms. and exercise trainers. Accordingly. the exercise facilities and rooms. and exercise trainers should be provided, and various exercise programs should be developed. for the regular exercise of aged persons in their lives. Therefore. qualitative life and well-being of aged persons should be improved.