Effect of Aquatic Exercise on Body Composition, Fitness and Pulmonary Function of Spasticity Cerebral Palsy

수중운동이 경련성 뇌성마비인의 신체구성, 체력 및 폐기능에 미치는 영향

  • 고영호 (전북대학교 체육교육과) ;
  • 윤영복 (전남과학대학 사회체육과) ;
  • 김선호 (남부대학교 스포츠레저학부)
  • Published : 2005.06.01


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of aquatic exercise on body composition, fitness and pulmonary function. Subjects were seven spasticity cerebral palsy(18-20years). The aquatic exercise program consisted of 11 items, and performed for 30-40mins in a bout, 4 times a week at the intensity of HRmax($40-65\%$) for 12 weeks. And the change of body weight, %fat, fat mass, hand grip, sit up, sit and reach, close eyes foot balance and side step have been measured before and post exercise 12 weeks. Paired t-test was performed for data analysis at the 0.051eve1 of significance. The following results as; First, body compositions(body weight, $\%$fat and fat mass) were decreased significantly after 12 weeks(p< .05). Second, muscle endurance, balance and flexibility were increased significantly after 12 weeks(p< .05, p< .01), respectively. Third, vital capacity was increased significantly after 12 weeks(p< .05). These results suggest that the aquatic exercise programs are applicable to the spasticity cerebral palsy with abnormal movement.


Aquatic Exercise;Spasticity Cerebral palsy;Body Composition;Fitness;Vital Capacity