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1- Department of Health in Teaching and Work Environment, Center of Physical Education, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran. , babaei@iut.ac.ir
2- Department of Psychology, Feyz al-Islam Higher Education Institute, Khomeini Shahr, Isfahan, Iran.
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Introduction: The aging population is increasing, one of the most common problems in the elderly is sleep disorders and poor sleep quality causes a variety of musculoskeletal problems, including chronic nonspecific Low back pain. In this regard, the aim of the present study was the effectiveness of pre-sleep exercises on sleep quality parameters and chronic nonspecific chronic low back pain after sleep in the elderly.
Methods: The present study was quasi-experimental. A total of 40 retirees over 60 years old of Isfahan University of Technology with a mean age(64.52±3.18 years), weight(81.99±7 7.35 kg) and BMI(27.91±2.21) in a targeted manner Available were selected and randomly divided into two experimental and control groups of 20 people. The Pittsburgh Standard Questionnaire was used to assess sleep quality parameters; the VAS Pain Intensity Questionnaire was used to assess low back pain, and the Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Questionnaire. The Exercise Program intervention was performed for 28 sessions for 15 minutes. In order to analyze the data, descriptive statistics were used to relate the data and to analyze the data, the analysis of variance with repeated measures was used. All analyzes were performed using SPSS software version 24.
Results: The results showed a significant difference between groups in sleep quality parameters such as mental quality of sleep(P=0.001), delay in falling asleep(P=0.019), duration of sleep(P=0.006), Sleep efficiency and effectiveness(P=0.001), sleep disorder(P=0.016), use of sleeping pills (P=0.001), inappropriate performance during the day(P=0.002) and The overall sleep quality(P=0.001) leaves the elderly male. Also, bedtime exercises can have a significant effect on non-specific chronic low back pain parameters such as pain intensity(P=0.039) and disability(P=0.014) in this age group.
Conclusion: Doing light exercise before bed on a light to moderate basis, according to the exercise program presented in this study can lead to an improvement in the degree of disability and consequently lead to a reduction in the severity of pain. This seems to be one of the most important problems in old age, namely the quality of sleep and related parameters in the elderly male with non-specific chronic low back pain. Therefore, it is recommended that the elderly engage in regular exercise.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2021/02/06 | Accepted: 2021/05/31

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