Effect of Weight Bearing and Neurobic Exercises on Bone Health and Physical Function in Elderly Individuals
Aim: To study the effect of weight-bearing and neurobic exercises on bone health and physical function in elderly individuals.
Objectives: The Objectives of the study are as follows:  To find out the effect of weight bearing on bone health and physical function in elderly individuals.  To find out the effect of weight bearing and neurobic exercises in combination on bone health and physical function in elderly individuals.
Method: Ethical clearance was obtained from Institutional Ethical Committee. 80 elderly individuals were assessed and 62 were included in the study based on inclusion criteria, the individuals were allocated into two groups: Group A (n=31) received Weight-bearing exercises and Group B (n=31) received Weightbearing and Neurobic exercises in combination. Pre and post-test were done for fasting serum calcium, alkaline phosphatase and SF 36 Health related quality of life questionnaire physical function component and the outcome measures were analysed after 6 weeks.
Result: Intergroup statistical analysis for serum calcium (p<0.0001), Alkaline phosphatase (p<0.0001) and SF 36 physical function component (p<0.0001) revealed extremely significant difference post intervention. Analysis of serum calcium, alkaline phosphatase and SF 36 score for group A (p<0.0001) and for group B (p<0.0001) was extremely significant respectively.
Conclusion: The study results concluded that Weight bearing and Neurobic exercises was significantly effective in improved bone health and physical function both individually and in combination.
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