Mahasiswa Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Islam Sultan Agung (UNISSULA) Semarang - Indonesia
The Effect of Exercise on Elderly Body Balance which Measured By Romberg Test Study in Plamongansari Pedurungan Semarang
Design and Method: Analytic observational research with cross-sectional approach was conducted to elderly who routinely do exercises and to them who donâ€™t. There were 82 samples, consisted of 41 elderly do exercises and 42 elderly who donâ€™t. Body balances of both groups were measured using the Romberg test. The data were analyzed by chi-square.
Result: Among the 41 elderly who do exercise, consisted of 12 men and 29 women, showed 97.56% balanced and 2.44% unbalanced. While 41 elderly aged over 60 years who donâ€™t do exercise, consisted of 15 men and 26 women, showed 46.34% balanced and 53.66% unbalanced. The results of chi-square test showed p = 0.000; r = 0.495.
Conclusion: The elderly exercises influence the body balance as measured using the Romberg Test to healthy elderly, with a moderate degree of correlation (Sains Medika, 4(2):142-146).
Keywords: elders exercise; body balance; elders;Romberg Test