Physical Fitness of Older Adults in Senior Activity Centers after 24-Week Silver Yoga Exercises

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155073
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Presentation
Title:
Physical Fitness of Older Adults in Senior Activity Centers after 24-Week Silver Yoga Exercises
Abstract:
Physical Fitness of Older Adults in Senior Activity Centers after 24-Week Silver Yoga Exercises
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Chen, Kuei-Min, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Fooyin University
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Ming-Hsien Chen, MSW; Shan-Mann Hong, MS; Hui-Chen Chao, MS; Huey-Shyan Lin, MS; Chun-Huw Li, MS
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Background: Promoting physical fitness of young-older adults is essential in reducing healthcare expenditures which would occur in the future for those with chronic health problems. The silver yoga program is one of the therapeutic-based exercise choices specifically tailored to the elderly who have chronic health problems. Aim: The purpose of this study was to test older adults' physical fitness after a 24-week silver yoga exercise program, and to examine whether the program could be further shortened to fit senior activity centers' program designs. Method: A quasi-experimental, pre-test and post-tests design was used. Eight senior activity centers were randomly assigned into three groups: 1) complete silver yoga group with stretching and meditation (experiment I), 2) shortened silver yoga group without the guided-imagery meditation (experiment II), and 3) wait-list control group. Each one of the group interventions was led by two pre-trained, certified silver yoga instructors, three times per week for 24 weeks. The physical fitness outcome measures (body composition, cardiovascular-respiratory functions, physical functions, and range of motion) were examined at three points in time: baseline, at 12-week, and at 24-week. A convenient sample of 204 subjects was recruited, 189 of them completed the study, and 176 of them had an attendance rate of 50% and higher. Results: At the end of the 24-week period, all of the physical fitness indicators of the subjects in experiments I and II had significantly improved whether or not guided-imagery meditation was used, and all had better physical fitness than the subjects in the control group (all p Conclusion: It was recommended that the silver yoga program be shortened by eliminating the guided-imagery meditation and that this shortened program be incorporated as an activity program in senior activity centers and community-settings to promote the physical fitness of community-dwelling older adults.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePhysical Fitness of Older Adults in Senior Activity Centers after 24-Week Silver Yoga Exercisesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155073-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Physical Fitness of Older Adults in Senior Activity Centers after 24-Week Silver Yoga Exercises</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chen, Kuei-Min, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Fooyin University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ns148@mail.fy.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ming-Hsien Chen, MSW; Shan-Mann Hong, MS; Hui-Chen Chao, MS; Huey-Shyan Lin, MS; Chun-Huw Li, MS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Background: Promoting physical fitness of young-older adults is essential in reducing healthcare expenditures which would occur in the future for those with chronic health problems. The silver yoga program is one of the therapeutic-based exercise choices specifically tailored to the elderly who have chronic health problems. Aim: The purpose of this study was to test older adults' physical fitness after a 24-week silver yoga exercise program, and to examine whether the program could be further shortened to fit senior activity centers' program designs. Method: A quasi-experimental, pre-test and post-tests design was used. Eight senior activity centers were randomly assigned into three groups: 1) complete silver yoga group with stretching and meditation (experiment I), 2) shortened silver yoga group without the guided-imagery meditation (experiment II), and 3) wait-list control group. Each one of the group interventions was led by two pre-trained, certified silver yoga instructors, three times per week for 24 weeks. The physical fitness outcome measures (body composition, cardiovascular-respiratory functions, physical functions, and range of motion) were examined at three points in time: baseline, at 12-week, and at 24-week. A convenient sample of 204 subjects was recruited, 189 of them completed the study, and 176 of them had an attendance rate of 50% and higher. Results: At the end of the 24-week period, all of the physical fitness indicators of the subjects in experiments I and II had significantly improved whether or not guided-imagery meditation was used, and all had better physical fitness than the subjects in the control group (all p Conclusion: It was recommended that the silver yoga program be shortened by eliminating the guided-imagery meditation and that this shortened program be incorporated as an activity program in senior activity centers and community-settings to promote the physical fitness of community-dwelling older adults.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:30:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:30:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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