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Effect of Exercise Program in Reducing Risk of Fall in Elderly People


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1 Final Year, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
2 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
3 Professor, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
     

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Objective: To study the Effect of Exercise Program in reducing risk of fall in elderly subject.

Materials and Method: Total 30 elderly subjects(10 males and 20 females) aged above 60 years were having problem with flexibility, balance and high risk of fall were selected for the assessment of their flexibility, gait and balance. Subjects who are bed ridden, having neurological conditions, Psychiatry condition and visual deficit were excluded from the study. Outcome measures used were Morse fall risk assessment tool, Timed up and go test, Functional reach test, Functional gait assessment.

Conclusion: The present study provided evidence to conclude that the exercise programme was significantly effective in improving strength, flexibility and balance along with reducing risk of fall in elderly population.


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Fall, Elderly Subject, Flexibility, Balance, Gait, Strength, Exercise.
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Elizabeth J. Shende
Final Year, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
Pranjali M. Gosavi
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
S. Anandh
Professor, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
Yogita A. Pawar
Final Year, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed to be University, Karad, Maharashtra, India

Abstract


Objective: To study the Effect of Exercise Program in reducing risk of fall in elderly subject.

Materials and Method: Total 30 elderly subjects(10 males and 20 females) aged above 60 years were having problem with flexibility, balance and high risk of fall were selected for the assessment of their flexibility, gait and balance. Subjects who are bed ridden, having neurological conditions, Psychiatry condition and visual deficit were excluded from the study. Outcome measures used were Morse fall risk assessment tool, Timed up and go test, Functional reach test, Functional gait assessment.

Conclusion: The present study provided evidence to conclude that the exercise programme was significantly effective in improving strength, flexibility and balance along with reducing risk of fall in elderly population.


Keywords


Fall, Elderly Subject, Flexibility, Balance, Gait, Strength, Exercise.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi1%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F193844