IMPACT OF BALANCE, ENDURANCE AND STRENGTHENING EXERCISES ON BORG SCORE AND SIX MINUTE WALK TEST IN GERIATRIC POPULATION-
C. V. Senthil Nathan, V. Rajalaxmi*, G. Yuvarani, G. Tharani and T. Hemalatha
Objective of the Study: To find the effects on strength, balance and endurance training on physical activities of persons aged between 60-65 years. Impact of balance, endurance and strengthening exercises on borg score and six minute walk test. Physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by energy expenditure, physical activities such as cycling, walking- has significant benefits for health. Materials and Methods: Once the study is approved by the institutional review board 60 samples from 75 volunteers were selected based on the inclusion criteria of both male and female aged above 60-65 years who complains of Osteoarthritis, Falls, Diabetes and excluded samples with Recent fracture, Myocardial infarction, Recent surgery. 60 samples were equally divided into Group A and Group B. Group A received balance, endurance and strengthening exercises and Group B sham control group received a regular activities which gave placebo effect. Pre-test and post-test measurements were taken using Borg rate of perceived exertion scale and six minute walk test. Result: On comparing the pre and post-test values Borg rate of perceived exertion scale and six minute walk test of, group A showed a significant difference in the mean values than group B.
Keywords: BORG Score (Perceived Exertion Scale (RPT), six-minute walk test, Strength, Balance and Endurance.
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