Objectives: elderly, elderly gymnastics, 30-minute walking exercises, endurance, six
minutes walking test
This was a quasi-experimental study with pre and post test group design involving 40 elderlies in a senior citizen health center. They were split non-randomly into two groups of 20 people each: (1) Elderly Gymnastics group (2) 30-minute walking exercise group. All exercises were done for 3 times a week for 4 consecutive weeks. The endurance was measured using Six Minutes Walking Test. Analysis data was performed using EZR (Easy R).
In group 1, the pre and post results showed significant improvement of 17.72 minutes and 19.19 minutes respectively (p=0.000179). In group 2, the pre and post results were 17.87 and 17.86 minutes respectively (p=0.966). The comparison between the pre and posttest difference of both groups showed that there was a statistically significant difference (p=0,00278).
Elderly Gymnastics showed better and significant improvement in Six Minutes Walking Test compared to 30-minute walking exercise. Elderly Gymnastics can be an alternative to improve endurance in the elderly.
Noeniek Noegraheni– Staff of Departmen of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Medical Faculty Airlangga, University Dr. Soetomo General Academic Hospital
alip Nofiani Devi– Staff, Physiotherapists of Dr.Soetomo General Academic Hospital
Dewi Masrifah Ayub– Staff, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Medical Faculty Airlangga,University Dr.Soetomo General Academic Hospital
Akhmad Susiloaji– Staff, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Medical Faculty Airlangga,University Dr.Soetomo General Academic Hospital,