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Assessment of motor function by development of a new program in community-dwelling elderly: A pilot study

 Department of Geraiatric Physiotherapy, KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

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Vijayalaxmi Kanabur,
Department of Geraiatric Physiotherapy, KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/bjhs.bjhs_132_22

OBJECTIVES: The present study intended to identify community elderly at risk for Motor dysfunction by developing a new programme. METHODOLOGY: Twenty-one Individuals aged ≥60 years were assessed using Five minutes sit to stand test (FTSTST) for lower limb strength, mobility; The Functional Gait Index (FGI) assessed Balance, Gait; Older people's Quality of Life Scale-Brief (OPQL-Brief) assessed Quality of Life. RESULTS: One way ANOVA (P < 0.05) was used for Comparison of gender specific scores of FTSTST, FGI, OPQL-Brief the first two had no significant change but the third one showed significantly higher difference in males (P = 0.0004). Correlation analysis between age and all three outcome measures was significantly positive for FTSTST, significantly negative for FGI; OPQL-Brief scale showed non-significant negative correlation. CONCLUSION: This study provides evidence that the new programme developed is effective in assessing motor dysfunction in community elderly.

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