Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 2, Pages: 1-5
Reza Masoudi1 , Safar Ali Esmaeili Vardanjani2,*, Leili Rabiei3 , Jafar Moghadassi4 , Freidoon Khayri5 and Mohammad Rahimi Madiseh4
1 Nursing and Midwifery School (Ph.D. Department),
2 Ms in Nursing Education, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences.
3 School of health (Health Education department),
4 Faculty member, Nursing and Midwifery School,
5 Faculty member, Nursing and Midwifery School, T [email protected]*
*Author For Correspondence
Safar Ali Esmaeili Vardanjani
Faculty member, Nursing and Midwifery School, T
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a group-foundation exercise schedule on the quality of life (QoL) and well-being in the elderly. In this study fifty elderly men and women aged 60 and older were included. Groupfoundation exercise schedule was administrated to the individuals for 12 weeks (3 times a week) at the rehabilitation unit. Outcome measures included a short form-36 (SF-36) and well-being questionnaires. The mean age of patients were 68.3 5.8 years. Using group-foundation exercise schedule resulted improvement in the scores of QOL and wellbeing domains. We have shown that this exercise schedule is effective and suitable for older people.
Keywords: group-foundation, Exercise, Quality of life, well-being, elderly
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