17th Annual ECSS-Congress, Bruges 2012

Abstract details

Abstract-ID: 1132
Session: [MO-PM19] Ageing and neurofunction
Lecture room: k/West
Date & time: 06.07.2017 / -
Title of the paper: Effects of a Combined Aerobic and Resistance Exercise Program on the Quality of Life and Motor Function of elderly Men with Parkinson’s Disease
Authors: Mohamadpour, H.
Institution: University of Tehran, Kish International Campus
Department: Department of Sport Sciences
Country: Iran
Abstract text Parkinson is a prevalent chronic neurodegenerative disorder which characterized by symptoms such as slowed movement, rigid muscles, tremor (shaking) at rest and impaired posture. They can impose serious motor and mental problems to patients. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of combined aerobic and resistance exercise program on the quality of life and motor function of male with Parkinson disease. Thirty patients were selected in Isfahan using targeted and convenience sampling method. The patients were divided equally and randomly into two experimental (mean ± SD; age 60.6±6.01year, weight, 73.8±12.1kg and height, 170.2±8.3cm) and control groups (mean ± SD; age 61.9±5.2years, weight, 74.3±12.6kgs and height, 171.2±7.8cm). The experimental group underwent combined exercise program for 8 weeks (3 sessions per week) while the control group had no regular physical activity. The quality of life and motor function were measured using PDQL and UPDRS questionnaires and the data was analyzed using dependent and independent t – tests (P<0.05). There was a significant difference in all sub-scales of the quality of life and motor function of the experimental group before and after the exercise programs (P<0.05) as all variables improved, but no significant difference was observed in the control group (P>0.05). There was a significant difference between the experimental and control groups (P<0.05). It can be concluded, that combined exercise program can be recommended for Parkinson patients.
Topic: Health and Fitness
Keyword I: Parkinson
Keyword II: quality of life
Keyword III: aerobic & resistance exercise