Sarulatha Haridass, M. Manikumar, Vasanthan Rajagopalan, R. Vijayaraghavan, Ramesh Kumar Jeyaraman
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Sarulatha Haridass1*, M. Manikumar, Vasanthan Rajagopalan3, R. Vijayaraghavan4, Ramesh Kumar Jeyaraman 5
1Ph.D. Scholar, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai. Professor, Dept of Physiotherapy, Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Karnataka.
2Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai.
3Professor, Oxford College of Physiotherapy, Bangalore.
4Director, Dept of Research and Development, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai.
5Professor, Dept of Physiotherapy, Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research, Karnataka.
Volume - 15,
Issue - 3,
Year - 2022
Background: Individual above the age of 60 years belong to the rapidly raising proportion in Indian population. Aging results in decline in the performance of daily activities that rely on the mobility and balance represent a solemn drip in the functional status leading to the risk of institutionalization. Adopting a regular physical activity and targeting the muscle weakness through resistance training would produce greater benefits in this population. Objective: The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of progressive strength training on balance related confidence and health related quality of life. Study design – Quasi experimental study. Method: This study was conducted in elderly between 60 to 75 years from residential care homes. Nearly 23 participants received progressive strengthening exercises for 8 weeks. The effect of strength training on balance confidence and quality of life were analysed using activity specific balance confidence (ABC) scale and Euro quality of life questionnaire (EQL-5D-5L) respectively. Result: Progressive strength training showed significant improvements in quality of life and balance related self confidence measure in elderly with impaired balance. Conclusion: Engagement of older adults in strengthening activities involving major muscle groups are essential component in elderly rehabilitation to maintain and control the age related wane in physical activity.
Cite this article:
Sarulatha Haridass, M. Manikumar, Vasanthan Rajagopalan, R. Vijayaraghavan, Ramesh Kumar Jeyaraman. Does Strength training improve quality of life and balance related confidence in older adults?. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2022; 15(3):1169-4. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00196
Sarulatha Haridass, M. Manikumar, Vasanthan Rajagopalan, R. Vijayaraghavan, Ramesh Kumar Jeyaraman. Does Strength training improve quality of life and balance related confidence in older adults?. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2022; 15(3):1169-4. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2022.00196 Available on: https://rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2022-15-3-39
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