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Hasanpoor Dehkordi A, Masoodi R, Naderipoor A, Poor Mir Reza Kalhori R. The Effect of Exercise Program on the Quality of Life in Shahrekord Elderly People. Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing. 2008; 2 (4) :437-444
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1- School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.
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Objectives: the proportion of older adults in the population continues to increase in the developing countries. In addition, in elderly persons decrease quality of life because of several factors such as low physical activity and impairment in mobility. This study was performed to assess the effect of exercise program on the quality of life in Shahrekord elderly people.

Methods & Materials: This quasi-experimental study was conducted older adults in 2007. In this study 60 elderly persons were randomly divided into two groups; experimental (30) with mean age 68.63±6.96 and control (30) with mean age 68.03±10.65. this groups can doing Exercise and Daily activity without Depends to other and without any systematic disease and restrictive. Exercise program was administrated to the individual of experimental group for 60sessions; subsequently using Leipard questionnaire, the level of quality of life was measured in the two groups at the beginning and the end of the study. The data was analyzed, using, chi-square, Manwitny and t tests.

Results: Using exercise program, mean level of quality of life in different were increase statically significant (P<0.05), whereas in the control group these parameters were unchanged.

Conclusion: According to the result of this research that showed using a regular and prolong exercise program, and good acceptance toward geriatrics can increase the level of quality of life in older adult in different dimension, and showed that healthy way of living for them.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2007/09/01 | Accepted: 2007/11/01 | Published: 2008/01/01

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