Vol. 8 / No. 3 / Published : 2009-12
Original Article :
THE EFFECT OF TERA EXERCISE ON THE INCREASE OF FITTNESS IN ELDERLY
MANFAAT SENAM TERA TERHADAP KEBUGARAN LANSIA
- Tintin Sukartini --> Fakultas Ilmu Keperawatan Universitas Airlangga
- Nursalam --> Fakultas Ilmu Keperawatan Universitas Airlangga
ABSTRACT The heatlh problem is frequently found to those more than 55 years old. It has adverse effect on cardiovascular and Immunologycal system. It can decrease the physical fittness in Elderly. The objective of the study was to analyze the effect of Tera exercise on the increase of fittness in Elderly. The design of this study was quasy experiment design involving two group subject. This study took 12 respondents of Elderly. This study used purposive sampling. The independent variable was Tera exercise and the dependent variable was the increased of fittness in Elderly. The data were collected and analyzed by using t-test with significance level of a ≤ 0.05 for Ratio data scale. Result showed that tera exercise had significantly effect on the stabilization of pulse rate (p = 0,012), sistolic blood presure (p = 0,04), diastolic blood presure (p = 0,041), respiratory rate (p = 0,022), and Immunoglobulin level (p = 0,002). It can be concluded that there are significant effects of Tera exercise in the decrease of pulse rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and stabilisize Immunoglobulin level for increasing the fittness of Elderly. Further studies should measure the effect of tera exercise on the increase of fittness in Elderly especially in the others immunity system particularly that concerning with the role of interferon.
Volume : 8 / No. : 3 / Pub. : 2009-12