Equilíbrio, coordenação e agilidade de idosos submetidos à prática de exercícios físicos resistidos

Translated title of the contribution: Balance, coordination and agility of older individuals submitted to physical resisted exercises practice

Andressa Da Silva, Gustavo J.M. Almeida, Ricardo C. Cassilhas, Moises Cohen, Maria Stella Peccin, Sergio Tufik, Marco Túlio De Mello

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Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate balance, coordination and agility of older subjects submitted to physical exercise. Methods: 61 male older subjects, aged between 60-75 years, randomly assigned to a resisted exercises with gradual load (n=39) group or to a control group submitted to exercise without load (n=22). The resisted exercise group participated in a 24 week-program, with 3 weekly visits, in not consecutive days. After the training ending, they were evaluated through the Berg Balance Scale and the Tinetti and Timed UP & GO tests. Results: Comparing the two groups, better statistical significant performance was verified for the experimental group for the Timed "Up & Go" (p=0.02), for the Total Tinetti (p=0.046) and for the Tinetti gait tests (p=0.029). Therefore, we did not find difference in the Berg Balance Scale or in the Tinetti balance test. Conclusion: The strength training program during 24 weeks behaved favorable in improving functional and motor performance of older subjects.

Translated title of the contributionBalance, coordination and agility of older individuals submitted to physical resisted exercises practice
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)88-93
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Balance
  • Clinical inquiry
  • Falls
  • Physical exercise
  • The elderly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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