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Effect of Core Strengthening Exercise Programs on Symmetric Double Limb Support and Balance Ability for the Elderly
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Effect of Core Strengthening Exercise Programs on Symmetric Double Limb Support and Balance Ability for the Elderly
Kang, Kwon-Young; Choi, Jung-Hyun; Lee, Sang-Bin;
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The purpose of this study effectiveness of core strengthening exercise programs on symmetric double limb support and balance ability for elderly. The subjects that 30 persons between the ages of 65~80 elderly participated were divided into two groups randomly for 8 weeks. Tetrax interactive balance system and Berg's balance scale were used to assess support and stability. Paired t-tests were used to evaluate the changes before and after intervention. The difference between the groups was compared using an independent t-test. The experimental group showed significantly increase weight support, stability, balance(p<.05). However, the control group not showed significantly increase weight support, stability, balance(p>.05). In a variation, experimental and control groups showed significantly increased rate of weight support, stability, balance(p<.05). Consequently, core strengthening exercise program should be considered as a therapeutic method for the elderly to improve the balance ability and effectiveness on falls.
Core Strengthening Exerxise;Balance;Stability;Weight Support;Elderly;
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