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Study on Effects of Combined Exercise for Fall-related Physical Fitness and Pain Response

낙상체력과 통증반응을 위한 복합운동의 효과에 관한 연구

  • 강현주 (순천향대학교 스포츠의학과)
  • Received : 2013.01.01
  • Accepted : 2013.01.21
  • Published : 2013.01.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of combined exercise program on fall-related physical fitness and pain response in elderly people. Fall-related physical fitness consisted of the 7 performance test items by Senior Fitness Test Manual. Pain response was measured by visual analog scale (VAS sore: 0=no pain, 10=extremely unsatisfactory). The combined exercise program was performed for about one hour per day, 4 times a week over a period of 10 weeks. As the result of this study, flexibility, agility, and right balance were significantly increased. The various characteristics of pain were considerably improved on pain symptom, leg pain when walking, pain symptom when sitting, and pain symptom in daily living. In conclusion, there has been a substantial improvement in 10 weeks by combined exercise program.

Keywords

the elderly;fall-related physical fitness;pain response;combined exercise