در حال انتقال سرور
   [Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Main About Current Issue Archive Search Submit Contact ::
:: Volume 12, Issue 4 (winter 2011) ::
J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci 2011, 12(4): 71-77 Back to browse issues page
Effects of physical, mental and mixed practices on the static and dynamic balance of aged people
Parvane Shamsipour-Dehkordy * , MohammadAli Aslankhani , Amir Shams
Physical Eeducation Dept., Shahid Beheshti Univ. Tehran , pshamsipour@gmail.com
Abstract:   (25475 Views)
Background and aim: Physiological changes related to aging and muscular problems can increase the risk of injury in elderly. Falling down, accounts for a major risk in the mortality of this age group. Thus, we examined the effect of practice type (physical, mental and mixed practices) on the static and dynamic balance of the old people in Shahrekord. Methods: 60 old men and women in the range of 60 to 70 years were randomly divided into three experimental (physical, mental, and mixed practices) groups. Their static and dynamic balances were assessed in advance by using Stroke Stand (standing with one leg) and Star Excursion Balance tests, respectively. Based on the researchers’ protocol, 8 practice sessions were performed for all participants, afterwards. The same balance tests were repeated for the post test. Obtained data was analyzed by either one way ANOVA or two way ANOVA tests with Repeated Measures and Bonferroni Post Hoc tests at the level of P<0.05. Results: Balance tests showed a statistically significant difference between the experimental groups in the post test (P<0.05). The mixed practice group had a better performance than the two other groups (P<0.05). The performance of the physical practice group was also better than the mental practice group, too (P<0.05). Conclusion: Combined application of the physical and mixed exercises make a better performance for increasing the muscle strength of lower extremities and improving the static and dynamic balance in old people.
Keywords: Dynamic balance, Mental practice, Old people, Physical practice, Resistance training, Static balance.
Full-Text [PDF 173 kb]   (12120 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2011/06/2
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:

CAPTCHA code


XML   Persian Abstract   Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Shamsipour-Dehkordy P, Aslankhani M, Shams A. Effects of physical, mental and mixed practices on the static and dynamic balance of aged people. J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci. 2011; 12 (4) :71-77
URL: http://journal.skums.ac.ir/article-1-400-en.html


Volume 12, Issue 4 (winter 2011) Back to browse issues page
مجله دانشگاه علوم پزشکی شهرکرد Journal of Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.05 seconds with 30 queries by YEKTAWEB 3792