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The Effects of Handicraft Activities on Hand Promptness and Grasp in the Elderly
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The Effects of Handicraft Activities on Hand Promptness and Grasp in the Elderly
Lee, Jung-Sook; Noh, Kyung-Ok; Kim, Bo-Kyoung; Choi, Wan-Suk; Lee, Sang-Min; Moon, Ok-Kon; Park, Joo-Hyun; Kim, Sung-Won;
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of handicraft activities on hand promptness and grasp in the elderly. Subjects were comprised of 14 senior citizens between the ages of 70-85, with 7 subjects in the experiment group and 7 in the control group. Subjects in the experiment group practiced various handicrafts twice a day, while those in the control group did not participate in any special activity. The Jebsen Taylor Hand Function Test was used to evaluate the results, while a dynamometer and pinch gauge were used to measure hand promptness and grasp. The 7 senior citizens in the experiment group were able to increase their hand promptness and grasping skills. Conclusively, handicrafts can help improve hand promptness and grasp in the elderly. Furthermore, the development and improvement of such skills can have a positive influence on the daily lives of senior citizens. Such skills are expected to improve the overall neuro-function in the elderly population.
Skill;Beads Craft;Promptness;Grasp;
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