Japanese Journal of Health Promotion and Physical Therapy
Online ISSN : 2187-3305
Print ISSN : 2186-3741
ISSN-L : 2186-3741
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Intervention effects of rooms shoes with a toe-holding bar for the elderly aged 75 years or older living in a facility
Masashi SakamotoShin MurataHideki NakanoDai MatsuoMichio KawaguchiTeppei Abiko
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2019 Volume 9 Issue 1 Pages 39-43

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The present study examined the effects of room shoes with a toe-holding bar on the physical function and walking ability of eight elderly aged 75 years or older living in an elderly facility. The elderly people were asked to wear general room shoes during the baseline period of four weeks (A) and room shoes with a toe-holding bar during the following intervention period of four weeks (B), and the measurements were compared to examine the effects of the intervention. There were significant increases in the gate rate and walking speed and a significant decrease in the stance phase time, comparedwiththosein the baseline period. The results of the study suggest that room shoes with a toe-holding bar may improve the walking ability of the elderly aged 75 years or older livingina facility.

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