SRINAGARIND MEDICAL JOURNALVolume 35, No. 02, Month MARCH, Year 2020, Pages 199 - 202
Effect of coconut-shell-stepping exercise on balance ability of elders
Patchareeya Amput, Sirima Wongphon
Abstract Download PDFBackground and objective: Muscle strength and
endurance of the lower limb of the elders are
decreased. Coconut shell tool can increase the
lower limb muscle strength and endurance. This study
aimed to investigate the effects of step up into
coconut shell tool on balance ability of the elders.
Methods: The participants were 30 elders; 15 males
and 15 females. All subjects were assessed balance
ability by Time up and go (TUG) test . Assessed before
step up into coconut shell tool and after step up into
coconut shell tool for a stepping rate of 24 steps per
minute, for a total of 3 minutes allow the beat of
metronome, for 3 months.
Results: Theelders had an increase of balance ability
significantly (p≤0.001) was statistical significance after
the test including balance ability (p= 0.001). The after
TUG test was 0.88 second less than before the TUG
Conclusion: The elders had higher balance ability
more than before test in the coconut shell tool step.
coconut shell, elders, balance ability, physical therapy