Effectiveness of Climbing UP and Down Stairs Exercise on Frailty among Geriatric Population: Quasi Experimental Study
Keywords:Frailty, Edmonton frail scale, climbing up and down exercise, elderly patients.
Background: This study was developed to determine the effectiveness of climbing up and down exercise on frailty
among geriatric population.
Purpose: To find the effectiveness of climbing up and down stairs exercise on frailty among geriatric population.
Materials and Methods: This research is the Quasi experimental study. The subjects were collected from Jeevan
Jothi Home for Aged and Destitute, Kanyakumari.There are 54 subjects were selected based on inclusion and
exclusion criteria. All the subjects were assessed with Edmonton frail scale as pre test and the same test was
performed for post test at the end of 4 weeks from May 2023 to July 2023. 5 days per week 11 steps* 3 repetition* 3
sets. Each set 5 min rest is given. Pre test and post test values were calculated and tabulated.
Results: The collected data was statistically analyzed using the paired t-test. Statistical analysis of Edmonton frail
scale examination post value revealed the constantly significant differences, with the p value of <0.0001.
Conclusion: According to the study, climbing up and down exercise is effective for reducing frailty among
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