• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 26, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

Effect of Rhythmic Movement Program to Improve Walking Ability for Elderly Patients with Stroke


Background/Objectives: This study is to find out the effect of the rhythmic movement exercise program applying the auditory stimuli, rhythm, which combined the aerobic and resistance exercise and flexibility exercise on walking ability of elderly stroke patient. Methods/Statistical Analysis: Subjects 22 selected people, a group of 11 people who conducted a simple therapeutic exercise (STE) and a group of 11 people who conducted rhythmic movement program (RMP) were allocated. The rhythmic movement program was conducted once a week for 60 minutes and for a total of 12 weeks. The basic mobility and ability to move were evaluated through Timed Up & Go (TUG) test and 10m walking test. Collected data were analyzed independent sample t-test analysis and corresponding sample t-test. Findings: First, Timed Up & Go (TUG) test of elderly stroke patients showed a statistically significant difference between two groups, and showed a larger decrease in rhythmic movement therapy group. Second, 10m walking test, which evaluates the gait speed, showed a significant difference between simple rhythmic movement therapy group and exercise therapy group, and both groups showed a significant decrease after exercise. \ The rhythmic movements can be applied to the exercise regimen and rehabilitation programs by providing resources to improve walking ability for patient’s physical characteristics and abilities.
Keywords: Elderly Patients, Rhythmic Movement, Stoke, Timed Up & Go Test, Walking Ability, 10m Walking Test 


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