International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023


Effect of Resistance Training Using Thera-Band on Muscular Strength and Quality of Life among the Elderly Residing at Selected Old Age Homes

Lintu Maria Thomas (Sr. Anumary SH) | Sr. Terese Kochuvilayil SIC | Sr. Jaisy Liz SH | Dr. Fathima L | Dr. E. Kayalvizhi | Dr. Mathew Pulicken


Abstract: Background: Muscle weakness is one of the most imperative causes that the elderly faces as they age. It declines the capacity of the elderly to do the activities of daily living and primes to deterioration in quality of life. There are tremendous sources that make a person predisposed to muscle weakness. The principal treatment for muscle weakness is exercise and nutrition. Objective: This study was done to assess the effectiveness of resistance training using thera-band on muscular strength and quality of life of elderly. Methods: A quasi experimental pretest post-test control group study was conducted on 40 elderly people residing in old age homes of pathanamthitta district using non probability purposive sampling technique. Data was collected using Manual muscle strength and WHOQOL-BRIEF. Non parametric tests were used for analysis. Results & conclusions: The effect of exercise and quality of life compared between groups using Mann Whitney U test [U (18) =0.000; 95%CI] & [U (17.058=0.000; 95%CI]. Upper and lower limbs Pre and post comparison done using Z test and the correlation between upper and lower muscle strength with quality of life was calculated using spearman?s correlation coefficient showed that there is high correlation. There is no association between muscle strengths, quality of life and selected baseline variables. The study concluded that thera-band exercises are very effective in improving muscle strength.


Keywords: Muscle weakness, thera-band exercise, quality of life, resistance training


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,


Pages: 322 - 326


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