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The influence of bodily activity on retaining the functionality of the hand in aged persons.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23390815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Degenerative changes of the hands is one of the leading problems of the elderly because of the inability to perform daily activities. This study aimed to determine whether the application of physical activities and exercises was effective in maintaining and/or improving hand function and the overall quality of life of older people in the institution. The instruments applied were: SF-36, keeping a diary for each subject in certain categories (exercise, creative therapy, communication, cognitive, motor and sensory abilities), Barthel Index, vigorimeter, test of hand function, satisfaction with life scale. Research has shown that the program of physical activities that are conducted throughout the year can maintain and improve hand function in older persons who are placed in an institution which contributes to the quality of their lives in terms of performing daily activities. As a conclusion from the results, it is proposed to introduce a model of physical activity into the institutional form of care for the elderly.
Authors:
Marijana Ljubić
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Collegium antropologicum     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0350-6134     ISO Abbreviation:  Coll Antropol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003354     Medline TA:  Coll Antropol     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1225-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
"Trnje" Home for Older and Infirm Persons, Zagreb, Croatia. dom@zg.t-com.hr
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