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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021
Exercise Adherence Following Physiotherapy Interventions in Older Adults 60 Yrs and Above - A Descriptive Study
Y. Pallavi  | Pranjali Dwivedi | Sharon L Anthony
Abstract: Background: In India, like many other countries worldwide, the elderly population is expanding. Poor adherence to physiotherapy treatment can have negative effects on health outcomes and healthcare cost. This study aims to determine geriatric patients at risk of non - adherence and suggest methods to reduce impact of those barriers thereby maximizing their level of adherence. Aim: To find out the factors to exercise adherence following physiotherapy interventions in older adults 60years and above. Objectives: To identify the factors for adherence to physiotherapy treatment among elderly and find out the reasons for non - adherence by questionnaire method. Materials and method: The study was descriptive, conducted in 2020 - 2021. A total of 100 subjects (61males, 39females) were surveyed using a questionnaire.  for information. The adherence to physiotherapy treatment among them was found out. Results: 72% of the sample population was adhering to physiotherapy treatment. Of the total 100, females were 39 and their percentage of adherence was 66.66% while males were 61 and their adherence was 75.40%. Conclusion: It can be concluded that 72% geriatric population was adherent to physiotherapy treatment. It was based on behavioural point and not the outcome measures of the treatment.
Keywords: exercise adherence, barriers, elderly, physiotherapy treatment, geriatrics
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021,
Pages: 772 - 776
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