Global Journal of Guidance and Counselling, Volume (2), No (1), Year (2012-5) , Pages (1-7)

Title : ( The effects of water and land exercise programs in static and dynamic balance among elderly men )

Authors: Seyd Ali Akbar Hashemi Javaheri , naser mohammad rahimi , Amir Rashid Lamir , Yaser Alikhajeh ,

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Aim: Lower body exercises are an important intervention in retraining balance. The aquatic environment has been identified as an appropriate medium to perform these exercises. The purpose of this research was to compare Static and Dynamic Balance following water and land exercise in elderly men.Methods: Thirty elderly men completed this study. 15 subjects were from an assisted living facility (age 63.2 ± 4.2years) and 15 subjects were from an outpatient facility (age 65.6 ± 3.9 years). Each group did a comparable set of lower body exercises (3 times per week for 6 weeks), but one group exercised in the pool, and the other exercised on land. Pre- and post-intervention tests of static and dynamic balance were conducted. Measures included the Sharpened Romberg and eight-feet time up and go Test. Results: At pre-test there was no significant difference between the two groups' Static and Dynamic Balance (p>0.05); the water exercise group showing better performance than the land exercise group (p<0.05). There was also significant differences between pre- and post-test results of the water exercise group on all the tests (p<0.05). The land exercise group showed significant differences from pre- to post-tests on static balance with open and closed eye and Dynamic Balance (p<0.05).Conclusion: Although the results support the positive effects of water and land exercise static and Dynamic Balance for male elders, water exercise proved to be more beneficial than land exercise in improving the elders' physical capability to maintain their body balance.

Keywords

, Older adult men, water exercise, land exercise, static and dynamic
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@article{paperid:1039904,
author = {Hashemi Javaheri, Seyd Ali Akbar and Mohammad Rahimi, Naser and Rashid Lamir, Amir and Yaser Alikhajeh},
title = {The effects of water and land exercise programs in static and dynamic balance among elderly men},
journal = {Global Journal of Guidance and Counselling},
year = {2012},
volume = {2},
number = {1},
month = {May},
issn = {2301-2609},
pages = {1--7},
numpages = {6},
keywords = {Older adult men; water exercise; land exercise; static and dynamic balance},
}

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%0 Journal Article
%T The effects of water and land exercise programs in static and dynamic balance among elderly men
%A Hashemi Javaheri, Seyd Ali Akbar
%A Mohammad Rahimi, Naser
%A Rashid Lamir, Amir
%A Yaser Alikhajeh
%J Global Journal of Guidance and Counselling
%@ 2301-2609
%D 2012

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