International Journal of Integrated Health Sciences
VOL 1, NO 1, July (2013)

Effect of Overground Walking and Treadmill Exercise on Walking Speed and Walking Ability in Elderly

Novy, Theresia Chandra Tania, Vitriana, Vitriana, Sastradimaja, Sunaryo Barki, Defi, Irma Ruslina

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Publish Date
18 Sep 2013


Objective: To compare the effect of overground walking and treadmill exercise on walking speed and ability in elderly from week to week.  Methods: This study was conducted in 6 weeks to 18 elderly at Panti Wreda Karitas and Nazareth Bandung (September–December 2011). They were divided into two groups; overground walking exercise group and treadmill group. Walking speed and ability was measured using 10 meter walk test and 6 minute walk test consecutively. Results: Both group walking speed was improved after 1 and 2 weeks exercise (p=0.019 and p=0.050), consecutively. Walking ability in the overground and treadmill group was improved after 1 and  3 weeks  exercise (p=0.019 and p=0.009), consecutively. Overground walking group showed greater improvement in walking speed and ability after 3 weeks exercise (p=0.008 and p=0.017) consecutively. Conclusions: Three weeks overground walking exercise improves walking speed and ability better  than treadmill exercise.    Keywords: Elderly, overground walking exercise, treadmill exercise, walking ability, walking speed DOI: 10.15850/ijihs.v1n1.105

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International Journal of Integrated Health Sciences (IJIHS) is a peer-review journal which publishes original articles, medical research, clinical research and case report. This journal is supported by Faculty of Medicine Universitas Padjadjaran and was launched on September 22nd 2012 and firstly ...