2017 年 66 巻 6 号 p. 445-453
We aimed to elucidate the impact of the conducting state in exercise programs and the degree of improvement in sit-to-stand power index (STS-PI) on the continuation of Chokin exercise by participants one year from the completion of the intervention period. Subjects participated in a 12-week Chokin exercise class for the elderly, which consisted of 10 body mass-based exercises. As variables indicating exercise conditions, the number of exercise days weekly and the total number of sets performed during the intervention period were adopted. STS-PI was calculated using the time required to perform 10-times-repeated sit-to-stand task, and its relative change (%∆STS-PI) was used to represent the degree of improvement in physical function. Among 52 men and 129 women who responded to the inquiry about the continuation of Chokin exercise one year from the completion of the intervention period, 32 men and 93 women confirmed continuation of the exercise program. Logistic regression analysis showed that %∆STS-PI for men, as well as %∆STS-PI and the number of exercise days weekly for women, were factors associated with the decision of subjects to continue the Chokin exercise. These results indicate that the degree of improvement in STS-PI associated with the Chokin exercise class is a factor for continuing the exercise program one year from the completion of the intervention period, at least in elderly men and women. Furthermore, high exercise frequency during the intervention period may be associated with the decision to continue Chokin exercise after the completion of the intervention among women.