The Effect of a Group Exercise Program on Muscular Function among Fall-Prone Elderly Women

DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022012000200034
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Naser Behpoor; Mohammad Reza Darabi; Leila Hojatoleslami; Parvin-Dokht Bayat & Ali Ghanbari

Summary

In a sampled population of fall-prone elderly women, an exercise protocol was performed for 12 weeks on experimental group and at the end of exercise period, the strength and endurance of muscles and SF-6 Health Surveys were analyzed. Results showed that endurance and strength of muscles and also physical activity were improved in experimental group (P<0.05). Group exercise program causes improvement in both strength and endurance of muscles in fall-prone elderly women. The effect of group exercise program on women may be related to differences in central nervous system of this gender in comparison with men.

KEY WORDS: Physical activity; Exercise therapy; Frail elderly; Female.

How to cite this article

BEHPOOR, N.; DARABI, M. R.; HOJATOLESLAMI, L.; BAYAT, P-D. & GHANBARI, A. The effect of a group exercise program on muscular function among fall-prone elderly women. Int. J. Morphol., 30(2):567-571, 2012.