Maintaining Physical Activity of Elderly through Local Wisdom to Improve Quality of Life of Elderly in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Keywords:physical activity, psychoeducation, local wisdom, elderly, quality of life.
Background. Physical activity has been proven effective in improving and maintaining the health of the
elderly. But the participation of the elderly in physical activity is not proportional to the number of elderly in
the community. This is due to physical activity only meeting physical health, while other elderly needs such
as social, psychological and environmental are not met. Interventions are needed to maintain sustainable
physical activity that can improve the quality of life of the elderly.
Aim. This study aimed to determine the effects of psychoeducation and physical exercise for the elderly
programs with local wisdom approach to quality of life of the elderly in the community.
Method. This research method used a Quasi-Experiment Pre-Post Test Design with Control Group. The
sample of this study was 132 elderly who lived in rural and urban areas, using Multistage Random Sampling
techniques. Data analysis used correlation pearson (rho), t test and multivariate analysis (regresi linier).
Results. The effect of program can improve the function of physical activity and quality of life of elderly.
Meanwhile the factors that affect the quality of life of the elderly are education, mental status, function of
physical activity and intentions.
Conclusion. This Program affects the function of physical activity and quality of life of the elderly in the
community. Determinants of quality of life can be used as a basic for developing health care programs for