Effectiveness of Climbing UP and Down Stairs Exercise on Frailty among Geriatric Population: Quasi Experimental Study

Authors

  • Goushick
  • Kumaresan
  • Prathap Suganthirababu
  • Vignesh Srinivasan
  • Surya Vishnuram
  • Priyadharshini
  • Jagatheesan Alagesan
  • T. Kishore Jebasingh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/xw0zxg62

Keywords:

Frailty, Edmonton frail scale, climbing up and down exercise, elderly patients.

Abstract

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
geriatric population.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Author Biographies

  • Goushick

    Undergraduate Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

  • Kumaresan

    Professor Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

  • Prathap Suganthirababu

    Professor Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

  • Vignesh Srinivasan

    Assistant Professor Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Surya Vishnuram

    Tutor Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Priyadharshini

    Tutor , Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Jagatheesan Alagesan

    Professor Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

  • T. Kishore Jebasingh

    Senior physiotherapist, Khorfakkan EHS hospital, United Arab Emirates

Downloads

Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Effectiveness of Climbing UP and Down Stairs Exercise on Frailty among Geriatric Population: Quasi Experimental Study. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 517-522. https://doi.org/10.37506/xw0zxg62