에어로빅 운동 프로그램이 경로당 노인의 기동성, 낙상 효능감, 균형, 스트레스에 미치는 효과
The Effects of an Aerobic Exercise Program on Mobility, Fall Efficacy, Balance, and Stress in the Elderly at Senior Centers
추수경 ; 이정열 ; 유장학
지역사회간호학회지, Vol.23(1) : 22~30, 2012
This study was conducted in order to investigate the effects of an aerobic exercise program on mobility, fall efficacy, balance, and stress in the elderly at senior centers.
This research was conducted as a quasi-experimental pretest and posttest control and experimental comparison study. The subjects were 41 senior residents (Exp.=18, Cont.=23) who aged above 65 at senior centers in S City. The period of time for data collection and intervention was from August 25 to December 5, 2008.
Mobility (t=-3.10, p<.01) in the experimental group were significantly higher than those in the control group without an aerobic exercise program. However, fall efficacy (t=1.28, p=.207), balance (t=-.53, p=.602; t=.36, p=.723), stress (t=-1.32, p=.199) in the experimental group was not significantly higher than that in the control group.
These findings confirmed that aerobic exercise programs make a contribution to improving mobility in the elderly at senior centers.