The Effects of Exercise Program on Cognitive Function, Depression, and Life Satisfaction in Elderly

12주간 운동 프로그램이 노인의 인지기능, 불안 및 생활 만족도에 미치는 영향

  • An, Sang-Hyun (Department of Physical education, Sungkyul University)
  • 안상현 (성결대학교 체육교육과)
  • Received : 2019.05.23
  • Accepted : 2019.07.20
  • Published : 2019.07.28


The purpose of this research was to examine conduction of 12 week exercise program for the aged of sanatorium on their cognitive function, depression, uneasiness, and living satisfaction. The subject of this research was 60 aged persons of H sanatorium in H-si and mental status examination and survey on depression criterion, uneasiness measurement, and living satisfaction of the aged were conducted. To examine the effects of the program, paired t-test was conducted. As a result, there were significant differences after 12-week exercise program in all factors such as cognitive function, depression, uneasiness and living satisfaction of the subjects. In conclusion, regular exercise program may positive effects on mental status cognitive status, depression, uneasiness, and living satisfaction of the aged. Therefore proper exercise form and program are necessary to the aged in long term care facilities.


Elderly;Cognitive Function;Depression;Quality of life;Instrumental activities of daily living

Table 1. General characteristic of the subjects

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Table 2. Composition of the exercise program

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Table 3. Pre and post exercise intervention change in cognitive function

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Table 4. Pre and post exercise intervention change in depression scale and anxiety scale

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Table 5. Pre and post exercise intervention change in satisfaction score

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