pISSN : 2383-6415   eISSN : 2383-6423

Effects of Walking Program with Dance on Gait, Cognition, and Risk of Falls of Elderly with Dementia in a Long-term Care Hospital


Ju Hye Jeong  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7816-8482
Jeon Mi Yang  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5058-9912

INFORMATION : page. 141~149 / 2018 Vol.20 No.3


Purpose: This study was conducted to examine the effects walking program with dance on gait, cognition, and risk of falls of elderly with dementia in a long-term care hospital. Methods: Subjects consisted of 42 elderly with dementia in a long-term care hospital (21 elderly with dementia in an experimental group and 21 elders with dementia in a control group). Data were collected from March 14 to April 30, 2016. Subjects in the experimental group performed walking program with dance (three times a week, 30-50 minutes session, 18 sessions). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Chi-square test, Fisher’s exact test, independent t-test, paired t-test, repeated measures ANOVA with the SPSS/WIN 21.0. Results: The participants in the experimental group showed significantly increased scores of cadence (F=8.36, p=.007) and improved scores of cognition (F=9.95, p=.003) compared the control group. Conclusion: The findings indicate walking program with dance is recommend a regular exercise program to enhance the cadence associated with walking speed and cognitive function elderly.

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