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Objectives: Aging along with its physical and psychological malfunctions is a key concern worldwide which make health authorities oblige for preventing and treating it. So, the aim of present study was to investigate the effect of Omega3 supplementation and functional exercises on psychomotor performance of aged women.
Methods and materials: It was a semi experimental study with pretest and posttest design by which 47 aged women were recruited based on convenience sampling method in Qazvin and divided randomly into functional exercises; Omega 3 supplement; exercise+ supplement and placebo groups. The functional exercise protocol consisted of 8 weeks, 3 sessions in a week (each session 50 min). Food analysis was performed in order to control the possible effect of nutrition on the obtained results. Psychomotor performance was measured using Vienna universal system. The data was analyzed using MANCOVA.
Results: The results suggested that exercise and omega3 could improve the all tests of psychomotor performance (p≤0.05). It was also indicated that functional exercises and supplement group had a significant improvement in the tests after intervention compared to control group (p≤0.05).
Conclusions: As it was demonstrated that that exercise and omega3 could improve the psychomotor performance leading to optimal quality of life, taking omega3 and functional exercises is highly recommended for improving the psychomotor performance of aged women.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Geriatric
Received: 2018/05/29 | Accepted: 2018/07/28

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