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Bazrafshan M R, Hoseini M A, Rahgozar M, Madah B S. The Effect of Exercise in Elderly Women's Quality of Life. Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing 2007; 2 (1) :196-204
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-13-en.html
1- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives: Disability in the elderly period is result of different factors which inactivity and incorrect use of muscle is the most trigger. Applying of activity programs can improve elderly women's quality of life. This study investigates the effect of exercise on elderly women quality of life in jahandidegan club foundation in 2007.

Methods & Materials: This study is a quasi- experimental research that was carried out in jahandidegan club foundation for elderly women, in 2007. Population of this study was 400 elderly women which of this numbers 232 elderly women aged 60-79 years were allocated to two groups of experimental (n=116) and control (n=116) with randomized permuted block. Instrument for data collection was client demographic characteristics and leipad questionnaire. The client in experimental group received 30 minutes of exercise for 24 consecutive days during 6-7 mornings. Quality of life measured in both groups before and after intervention. Data were analyzed by use of chi-esquare, independent statistical test (t test), kolmogorov- smornov test, mann whitney test, pair t- test, wilcoxon and covariance analysis.

Results: mean of quality of life before of exercise in experimental group was 70.60 and control group was 70.99. after exercise mean of quality of life in experimental group was 75.80 and control group was 70.64. Different between two group was significant in 95% level (P=0.13).

Conclusion: According to the result, exercise was effective to increase elderly women quality of life levels, therefore it can be used as simple and complementary method for improving women elderly quality of life.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2006/12/15 | Accepted: 2007/02/01 | Published: 2007/04/01

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