Effect of Six-week Dynamic Neuromuscular Stability Training on Performance Factors (lower limb strength, Flexibility, Fall Risk) and Quality of Life in The Elderly People

Document Type : Research Paper

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Department of Health and Sport Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of six weeks of dynamic neuromuscular stability training(DNS) on performance and quality of life in the elderly.
Materials and Methods: This quasi-experimental study with pre-test and post-test design was performed on 30 elderly men aged 60-70 years in Qom province in 1400. The elderly were randomly divided into experimental (n = 15) and control (n = 15) groups, and the experimental group participated in 3 sessions of dynamic neuromuscular stability training every week for 45 weeks for 6 weeks. To collect information, before and after applying the training protocol, tint tests, 30-second seat sitting test, sitting and delivery test, TUG test and SF-36 questionnaire were used.
Results: The results of analysis of covariance showed that there was a significant difference between the experimental and control groups in the variables of motor function, fall risk, quality of life, lower limb strength and flexibility of the elderly (P <0.05).
Conclusion: Due to the effectiveness of DNS training, it is recommended that the training protocol provided for prevention and rehabilitation, increase the level of physical fitness and quality of life as a low-cost treatment be used for the elderly.

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