Document Detail


The relationship between physical condition and change in balance functions on exercise intervention and 12-month follow-up in Japanese community-dwelling older people.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18083249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purposes of this study were to describe the change in balance functions of elderly people and to evaluate the relationship between physical conditions and changes in balance measurements after exercise intervention and 12-month follow-up. One hundred and fifty-one subjects aged 60 and older practised exercise intervention for 3 months. The measurements of balance functions were one-legged standing with eyes open and closed (OLS-O, OLS-C), a functional reach test (FR), and a timed up and go test (TUG). The other measurements were maximum walking velocity, flexibility, and muscle strength. We evaluated the associations between the physical performance measurements and changes in the balance measurements. All the four balance measurements were significantly improved after intervention. The magnitude of the changes in OLS-O and FR after the intervention showed some negative correlations with the initial physical performance measurements, but OLS-C showed some positive correlations. In addition, the changes in four balance measurements 12 months after the intervention showed some negative correlations to the physical measurements at post-investigation. These results suggested that specific approaches that adapt the task of balance training to the fitness level of each subject are needed to effectively improve the balance function of older people.
Authors:
Takeshi Arai; Shuichi Obuchi; Yasuko Inaba; Yoshitaka Shiba; Keiji Satake
Related Documents :
20809229 - The effect of acute effort on eeg in healthy young and elderly subjects.
19652619 - The effects of 16-week group exercise program on physical function and mental health of...
18487889 - Neural mechanisms underlying balance control in tai chi.
15539049 - Effects of combined sensory and muscular training on balance in japanese older adults.
21088549 - Does whole-body vibration training have acute residual effects on postural control abil...
17162599 - Measuring alcohol use: "quantity frequency variability" and "weekly recall" compared am...
3720719 - The montreal type a intervention project: major findings.
14693209 - Saliva flow rate, total protein concentration and osmolality as potential markers of wh...
21561899 - Six-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial examining hospital versus home-base...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     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:  61-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, 35-2 Sakaecho Itabashiku, Tokyo 173-0015, Japan. mm01004arai_takeshi@hotmail.com
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidental Falls / prevention & control*
Aged
Exercise / physiology*
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Geriatric Assessment / methods*
Humans
Male
Motor Activity / physiology*
Postural Balance / physiology*
Prognosis
Time Factors

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Molecular determinants of compatibility polymorphism in the Biomphalaria glabrata/Schistosoma manson...
Next Document:  Effects of ovariectomy and 17beta-estradiol treatment on the renin-angiotensin system, blood pressur...