Surveying the effects of an exercise program on the sleep quality of elderly males

Karimi, S. and Soroush, A. and Towhidi, F. and Makhsosi, B. R. and Karimi, M. and Jamehshorani, S. and Akhgar, A. and Fakhri, M. and Abdi, A. (2016) Surveying the effects of an exercise program on the sleep quality of elderly males. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 11. pp. 997-1002.

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Background: Old age is a stage of life featured with many physiological and mental changes. The Iranian population is aging, and one of the problems that the elderly are faced with is sleep disorders. The present study is an attempt to examine the effectiveness of an exercise program on the sleep quality of the elderly. Methods: A semi-experimental study was carried out on the elderly males referred to the Shahid Yari Elderly Center, Kermanshah, Iran. The sample group comprised of 46 participants: 23 in the experimental group and 23 in the control group. The study was carried out for a period of 2 months and follow-up was conducted every week. To improve the quality of sleep of the participants, a four-stage exercise program was implemented and the collected data were analyzed by SPSS version 20. Results: The results of a Mann-Whitney test showed that the quality of sleep of the majority in the experimental group improved compared with that of the control group (P<0.05). In addition, a Wilcoxon test showed improvement of the Petersburg’s sleep quality index based on subelements and the results of a total score of sleep in the experimental group after the intervention. Conclusion: The study showed effectiveness of scheduled exercising on the quality of sleep of the elderly. It is recommended, therefore, to add an exercise program to the daily program of the elderly. © 2016 Karimi et al.

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Additional Information: Cited By :11 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Soroush, A.; Lifestyle Modification Research Department, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Parastar Bolvar, Sorkhalizhe street, Post Box 6718934881, Iran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aged Exercises Sleep clinical article control group controlled study data analysis software exercise experimental model experimental study follow up human human tissue male rank sum test sleep quality aging Iran quality of life questionnaire randomized controlled trial Sleep Wake Disorders very elderly Aged, 80 and over Humans Surveys and Questionnaires
Subjects: WT Geriatrics . Chronic Diseases
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib4 lib4
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 05:23
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2020 05:23

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