The effect of adding Vivifrail exercises © to conventional exercises on static and dynamic balance functions in the elderly with frailty syndrome at Surabaya nursing homes

Iriana Wahyu Nasifah, Damayanti Tinduh, Indrayuni Lukitra Wardhani, Paulus Sugianto, Soenarnatalina Melaniani

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Abstract

Frailty syndrome is a syndrome in geriatrics characterized by reduced functional ability and adaptive function resulting from degradation of the function of various systems in the body, as well as increased vulnerability to various types of pressure (stressors) and ultimately reduced functional performance. The study subjects were 38 elderly people with frailty syndrome. Participants in both groups were required to take part in conventional exercises programmed by the Nursing Home 5-7x/week for ±15 minutes. The outcomes assessed were static and dynamic balance function by measuring the one leg stance (OLS) and timed up and go (TUG) tests at baseline (pre-test) and after 4 weeks of intervention (post-test). There was a significant increase in the OLS test and a significant decrease in the TUG test in the intervention group (right OLS test p=0.016; left OLS test p=0.001 and TUG test p=0.001). In the control group, there were no significant changes in the OLS test and TUG test (right OLS test p=0.368; left OLS test p=0.157 and TUG test p=0.297). Changes in the right and left OLS tests between groups showed significant results between the pre-test and post-test between groups (p=0.005 and p=0.001). Changes in the TUG test between groups showed significant results in the pre-test and post-test between groups (p=0.004). The addition of multicomponent Vivifrail training for 4 weeks in elderly people with frailty syndrome can improve static balance function as measured by the OLS test and dynamic balance function as measured by the TUG test.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)808-822
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Research
Volume6
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Keywords

  • dynamic balance
  • Frailty
  • multicomponent training
  • OLS
  • static balance
  • TUG
  • Vivifrail

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