The Impact of Regular Salah Practice on Balance and Fall Prevention among Community Dwelling Elderly Population

Authors

  • Roshina Mohd Azam Khan
  • Rincy Sibi Joseph

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v17i2.19228

Keywords:

Salah, Namaaz, community dwelling elderly, balance, fall prevention.

Abstract

Background: In older population, the incidence of fall is high and balance disorder is one of the high-risk factors
in them. Falls may result in various drastic episodes. Due to fear of fall the older people tends to be more immobile
and stay indoors, hence their physical activities are reduced. one of the religious physical activities in muslims are
salah.
Salah is a form of slow and moderate exercise. This research aims to examine the impactof regular salah practice
on balance & fall prevention among community dwelling elderly population.
Methods: A case control study is carried out in sample size of 162 community dwellingelderly. The assessment
of balance is done with berg balance scale, fear of fall with fallefficacy scale respectively. the statistical analysis is
done with spss.v.20.
Conclusion: The result of the present study supports the assumption that religious prayers(such as Islamic prayers)
beneficially influence human performance, particularly balanceand also prevents falls in elderly population.
Therefore, any exercise protocol proven to be beneficial to humans should be consider beyond its religious aspect.

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Author Biographies

  • Roshina Mohd Azam Khan

    Intern at YMT college of physiotherapy, Kharghar

  • Rincy Sibi Joseph

    Associate professor at YMT college of physiotherapy.

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Published

2023-04-23

How to Cite

The Impact of Regular Salah Practice on Balance and Fall Prevention among Community Dwelling Elderly Population. (2023). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 17(2), 19-26. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v17i2.19228