The purpose of this investigation was to determine if an 8-week exercise intervention, using the In-Trinity® Board, could improve physical and mental characteristics linked to fall risk. A secondary purpose was to determine if the improvements would be greater among the In-Trinity ®® group than those found in a movement-matched floor group or the control group.
Thirteen older adults aged 67.15 ± 9.84 years participated in the study. Participants completed assessments evaluating muscular strength, muscular endurance, balance, flexibility, agility, and balance confidence.
Results of a Two-way mixed design MANOVA showed the Group x Time interaction was not significant. The main effects of group and time were also not significant. Improvements were seen in the In-Trinity® group as well as the movement-matched floor group. Based on these results, the In-Trinity ® program could be utilized to improve multiple characteristics related to fall prevention, although significant changes have yet to be determined.
|Advisor:||Alencar, Michelle K.|
|Commitee:||Donlin, Ayla A., Schick, Evan E.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 57/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gerontology, Public health, Kinesiology|
|Keywords:||Exercise, Fall prevention, Gerontology, In-Trinity, Older adults|
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