The effect of 8 week Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) exercises on the functional, quality of life and the risk of falling elderly women
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Paper ID : 1845-11THCONF
1Islamic Azad University of Karaj
2Karaj Islamic Azad University
3Assistant Professor, Department of Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercises, College of Physical Education, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran
Introduction: One of the problems of elderly people is falling down, which has several complications including pelvic fracture, head trauma and even death. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of 8 weeks dynamic neuromuscular stabilization training (DNS) on functional, quality of life and risk of falling elderly women.
Methodology: For this purpose, 20 elderly women of Kamrani elderly in Qods city of Tehran, Iran with an age range of 60 - 75 years participated in the study. They were randomly assigned to experimental (10 subjects) and control (n = 10) groups. The experimental group performed DNS training programs for 8 weeks and 3 sessions per week for 90 minutes per session, while the control group was banned from exercising. Before and after the exercise program, subjects performed a functional test to assess FSST, walking speed, walking durability and balance (up and down). Also, quality of life was measured using the 36 questions of quality of life questionnaire (SF-36) and risk of falling. To analyze the data, covariance analysis was used at the level of 0.05.
Results: Eight weeks of dynamic neuromuscular stabilization (DNS) exercises on the ability to perform motion in several directions, walking speed, walking endurance, balance (up and down), mental health, physical health, quality of life, and the risk of falling elderly women Had a significant effect (P < 0.05).
Discussion: By addressing DNS exercises, preventing the occurrence of age-old physical dangers can be prevented adequately and improve the quality of life of the elderly.