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Int J Med Invest 2019, 8(3): 55-67 Back to browse issues page
The Effect of Vestibular Training on the Quality of Life and Components of Physical Fitness in the Inactive Elderly
Amir Hamzeh Sabzi *, Kobra Karami, Samaneh Damanpak
Assistant Professor, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.
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Introduction: The aim of this research was to determine the effect of twelve sessions of Vestibular training on the quality of life and physical fitness components in the inactive elderly.
 
Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study with the pretest, post-test and control
group, in which 30 inactive male volunteers over age 60 were randomly divided into experimental and control groups. In order to assess the quality of life, agility and strength of the lower extremity, a questionnaire, a TUG test, and sit-to-stand test were used. The exercise protocol included Vestibular training for twelve sessions, three sessions per week and 60 minutes each session. Data obtained from pre-test and post-test measurements were analyzed using covariance analysis.
 
Findings: There was a significant difference between the experimental and control groups in the post-test regarding the quality of life, agility and strength of the lower extremity.
 
Conclusion: Vestibular training interventions for 12 weeks can improve the quality of life and the components of physical fitness of elderly men.
Keywords: Vestibular Training, Elderly, Physical Fitness, Quality of Life, Intervention
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Sabzi A H, Karami K, Damanpak S. The Effect of Vestibular Training on the Quality of Life and Components of Physical Fitness in the Inactive Elderly. Int J Med Invest. 2019; 8 (3) :55-67
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