An intervention movement program aimed on prevention of falls of people at the period of seniority - case study



Year of publication 2015
Type Conference abstract
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Sports Studies

Description Based on literature, an analysis of subjective fear of falling, statistical data dealing with injuries and empirical experiences it has been developed an intervention movement program focused on rhythmic gymnastics, dance and selected motor abilities connected with risk of fall at individuals in senium period and related quality of life of seniors. Health state, lifestyle and level of kinetic skills were examined before and after the interventional program. A tested person was 88 years old men whose health state corresponds to his age. The intervention program were employed for six months twice a week. Every lesson took sixty minutes. To verify the effect of the intervention program, we used ten motor tests and semi-structured depth-interview. Testing was performed before and after the intervention program. Our study showed that the tested person having some health problems corresponding to his high age was able to utilize the intervention program to improve the level of certain motor skills narrowly connected with higher risk of falls incidence and everyday activities.

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