Japanese Journal of Health Promotion and Physical Therapy
Online ISSN : 2187-3305
Print ISSN : 2186-3741
ISSN-L : 2186-3741
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The characteristic of walking abilities and the amounts of physical ability in frail elderly people and hemiplegic patients after stroke using.
HIDEYUKI NAKAEMASAYUKI SOMASHIN MURATA
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2013 Volume 2 Issue 4 Pages 169-173

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Regarding15frail elderly (frail elderly group in the following, 4 males and 12 females) and 15 stroke hemiplegic patients (hemiplegic group in the following, 6 males and 9 females), we evaluated walking capacity and amount of physical exertion tomakeacomparative review of two groups. In the result, the frail elderly group was significantly superior in the 10-m maximum walking speed, the 10-m optimal walking speed, the 3-minnute optimal walking speed, and walking efficiency compared with hemiplegic group. However, no significant difference was observed in the amount of physical exertion. These results indicated a possibility that the frail elderly group donʼt perform physical activities that fit to their ambulatory ability. Therefore, it was suggested that there would be a need to evaluate not only the ambulatory ability but also the amount of physical exertion when considering a health promotion for the frail elderly.

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