Effect of 16 Weeks Walking with Different dosages on Psychosocial Function Related Quality of Life among 60 to 75 Years Old Men
ObjectiveThe purpose of current semi-experimental study was a survey on effect of 16 week walking on psychosocial functioning related to quality of life among 60to 75 years old men.
Materials And MethodsFor this reason, short form of health-related quality of lifequestionnaire (SF-36) and Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) had been distributed tothe subjects at 2 times of pre-test and posttest. Statistical sample of current studywas 60 to 75 years old men who placed at Kahrizak house and assessed byconsidering physically and medical background. Also factors of entrance to theintervention like age range, satisfaction and intention to participate in walkingprogram, no history of diabetic, cardiovascular, Parkinsonism diseases and postural,neurological, musculoskeletal disorders, lack of having clinical background likevisual disorders or disordering on equilibrium system, lack of motor limitation, footprint disorders, having surgery and mental health had been determined and assessed.Finally after primary studies, 80 person selected and categorized accidentally to the3 experimental group (1, 2, 3 sessions per week, 30 min walking with moderateintension at every sessions) and one control group (without physical activity inperiod of 16 week). Data analyzed by employing ANOVA, Pearson coefficient andscheffe post-hoc tests at the significance level of P< 0.05.
ResultsResults showed that psychosocial functioning of men with 60 to 75 years old increase by influence of 16 week walking and increase of exercise sessions leadto more effectiveness of walking. Also there was no significant different betweenpsychosocial functioning of subjects within 1 session and 3 sessions experimentalgroups (p>0. 05).
ConclusionOn the basis of results, we can say that doing regular walking withefficient and standard dosage for elderly people, can increase their quality of life.Furthermore designing and action operating regular walking program for elderlymen on the basis of special, logical and systematic pattern under the supervision ofaware coaches have been recommended on the basis of results.
Iranian Journal of Ageing, Volume:5 Issue:18, 2010
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