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language
eng
Author
Kakamu, Takeyasu
Uchida, Takeshi
Fujita, Yasuyuki
Description
We investigated effects of a fall prevention program on blood pressure and physical strength and balance in the elderly living in H Town, Shimane Prefecture. The program consisting of 12 sessions was held from September to November, 2005. After completing the program, there were significant changes in several parameters measured, i.e., a decrease in diastolic blood pressure, rise in handgrip strength, elongation of the duration for keeping balance on one foot with eyes open, increase in maximum stride length, and shortening of 10 m full-speed walking (n=25; average age ± SD, 72.9 ±6.0). No such changes were shown in the control group (participants in salon meetings; n=26; average age ± SD, 73.2 ± 9.5). The results suggest that the fall prevention program improved blood pressure and physical strength and balance in the elderly in H Town.
Journal Title
Shimane journal of medical science
Volume
23
Start Page
7
End Page
13
ISSN
03865959
ISSN(Online)
24332410
Published Date
2006-12-01
NCID
AA00841586
Publisher Aalternative
Shimane University Faculty of Medicine
NII Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Format
PDF
Text Version
出版社版
OAI-PMH Set
Faculty of Medicine
Remark
http://ci.nii.ac.jp/vol_issue/nels/AA00841586_jp.html