• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 7, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

Effects of the BeHaS Exercise Program on SelfEsteem, Balance, and Flexibility in CommunityDwelling Adults Experiencing Pain


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of the Be Happy and Strong (BeHaS) exercise program on the physical and psychological function of community-dwelling adults experiencing pain. This was a single-group experimental study with pre- and post-tests given to 57 community-dwelling adults. The BeHaS exercise program was conducted in three different districts in D city. It was conducted once per week for 8 weeks. The outcome measures were self-esteem, balance, and flexibility (left and right shoulder). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and paired t-test. Following the intervention,there were significantimprovements in balance, flexibility ofthe left shoulder, and self-esteem.No statistically significant change was observed in the flexibility of the right shoulder. The BeHaS exercise program may be an effective nursing intervention as it has a positive impact on both the physical and psychological health of community-dwelling adults experiencing pain.
Keywords: Balance, Exercise, Flexibility, Self-Esteem


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