Effect Of Weight Bearing Exercise On Physical Performance And Disability Among Institutionalised Elderly

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Nurhazrina Binti Noordin, Deepthi G, Kshtrashal Singh, Yu Chye Wah, Theingi M M


Background: Reduce in physical performance is associated by age and health condition. Geriatric especially will presence with reduce lower limb muscle strength, balance and irregular gait pattern. Weight bearing exercise consist of strengthening for lower limb as well as mild aerobic exercise. By practicing these exercise mode on geriatric will either improve of reduce their physical performance and disability. Aim: To rule out the Effect of Weight Bearing Exercise on Physical Performance and Disability among Institutionalised Elderly .Design: Pre-experimental research design. Method: A total of 37 geriatric in from age of 65-90 years old will be grouped into the same group from Cheras Rehabilitation Hospital and old folk’s home, Malaysia .The group will received the same intervention which is weight bearing exercise. Before exercise given, the participant will be assess their rate of physical performance and disability .After that weight bearing exercise will be given. Finally after 6 week, their physical performance and disability will be reassess. Result: There is difference in mean value for SPPB and IADL with highly significance. Sing, talk and gasp show Cramer’s V value (0.492) with strong associated between pre and post.SPPB versus IADL shows high correlation as well as 30 second sit to stand versus age with p<0.01 using bookstrap result. Conclusion: The finding of this study demonstrates that weight-bearing exercise by using patient own body weight is effective and has significant in increasing the SPBB and IADL value.

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