[The effects of a Korean traditional dance movement program in elderly women]

  • Jeon M
  • Bark E
  • Lee E
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Abstract

PURPOSE: This study was aimed to identify the effects of a 12 week Korean traditional dance movement program on balance, depression, medical cost, medical institution's utilization and fall among elderly women. METHODS: Using a quasi-experimental design, the experimental group was composed of 130 subjects and the control group was composed of 123 subjects. The experimental group participated in a 12 week Korean traditional dance movement program 3 times a week from December 2002 to February 2003. Data was analyzed with descriptive statistics, the chi-square test, paired t-test and t-test. RESULTS: There was significant improvement in balance (right leg p=.000, left leg p=.004), depression (p=.000), and the medical institution's utilization (p=.001) and fall (p=.002) in the experimental group compared to the control group. CONCLUSION: A Korean traditional dance movement program improved balance, depression, and decreased fall and medical cost in elderly women. Therefore, we recommend this program be utilized as a health promoting program and falls preventing program for the elderly in the community

Author-supplied keywords

  • Depression
  • Women
  • chi square test
  • community
  • control group
  • cost
  • health
  • methods
  • statistics
  • utilization

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  • ISSN: 1598-2874
  • PUI: 44398564
  • SGR: 33748753859
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-33748753859

Authors

  • Mi Yang Jeon

  • Eun Suk Bark

  • Eun Gyeong Lee

  • Jeong Sun Im

  • Bok Seon Jeong

  • Eun Sun Choe

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