PHYSICAL EXERCISE TOWARDS THE CHANGING SCORE OF RISK FALLS ON ELDERLY

Silvia Malasari, Nuurhidayat Jafar, Ade Irma Rahayu

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Introduction. Incidence of falls in elderly whose above 65 years old in Indonesia is approximately 30-50% annually. Physical exercise might reduce the risk of fall in elderly. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of regular physical exercise or "Senam Kebugaran Jasmani" (SKJ) towards fall risk score of elderly in Tammua, Tallo District, Makassar. Method. This study was quasi-experimental design with one group pretest-posttest design. 17 elderly people were collected by purposive sampling technically. Data processing used Paired Sample T-Test. Results. There was significant influence of regular physical exercise towards elderly fall risk score alteration (p = 0,000; eta square = 0,64). Discussion. This study revealed that there was an effect of physical exercises towards fall risk score change. This research suggests health volunteer workers (kader) of Tammua to accomodate a regular physical exercise once a week as an early prevention of falls. Keywords: Regular physical exercise, fall risk, elderly


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