Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 7, Pages: 1-6
Jong Im Kim and Sun Kyung Kim*
College of Nursing, Chungnam National University, 266 Munhwa-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon 301-747, Korea; [email protected]
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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