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A randomized controlled trial of Turkish folklore dance on the physical performance, balance, depression and quality of life in older women.
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PMID:  18068829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study has been carried out to investigate the effects of group-based Turkish folkloric dances on physical performance, balance, depression and quality of life (QoL) in 40 healthy adult elderly females over the age of 65 years. Subjects were randomly allocated into Group 1 (folkloric dance-based exercise) and Group 2 (control). A 8-week dance-based exercise program was performed. Outcome measures included a 20-m walk test, a 6-min walk test, stair climbing and chair rise time, Berg balance scale (BBS), the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) 36-item short form health survey (SF-36), and geriatric depression scale (GDS) questionnaires. In Group 1 statistically significant improvements were found in most of the physical performance tests, BBS and some SF-36 subscales after the exercise (p<0.05). In the Group 2 there was no clinically significant change in the variables. Comparing the groups, significant improvements in favor of Group 1 have emerged in most of the functional performance tests, in some of the SF-36 subscales and BBS score (p<0.05). We achieved improvements in physical performance, balance and QoL in elderly females. Application of folkloric dance specific to countries as an exercise program for elderly people may be helpful.
Sibel Eyigor; Hale Karapolat; Berrin Durmaz; Ugur Ibisoglu; Serap Cakir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2008-02-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gerontology and geriatrics     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1872-6976     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Publication Date:    2009 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-02     Completed Date:  2009-04-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214379     Medline TA:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ege University, Faculty of Medicine, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, 35100 Bornova, Izmir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Dancing / physiology*
Depression / epidemiology,  physiopathology,  prevention & control*
Follow-Up Studies
Motor Activity / drug effects,  physiology*
Postural Balance / physiology*
Quality of Life*
Reference Values
Turkey / epidemiology

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