The effect of pilates exercise on quality of life of elderly women with type 2 diabetes - Payesh (Health Monitor)
Volume 17, Issue 5 (September-October 2018)                   Payesh 2018, 17(5): 531-539 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Shahed University, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Tehran, Iran
2- Elderly Care Research Center, Faculty of Nursing& Midwifery, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
3- Deputy of Education and Research of Valiasr Hospital, Qom, Iran
4- School of Nursing & Midwifery Amol, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
5- Kharazmi University, Faculty of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, Tehran, Iran
6- Student Research Committee, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (5241 Views)
objective (s): The study aimed to assess the effectiveness of Pilates on patients with type 2 diabetes
Methods: A randomized controlled trial was carried out in forty patients with a diagnosis of diabetes type 2. Patients were randomly assigned to one of two groups: experimental group (EG) that in addition to the usual care performed eight weeks of pilates exercises and the control group (CG) that continued to receive the usual care and did not undergo any other intervention. Participants evaluated before and one week after the intervention completed. The quality of life questionnaire (CASP-19) and the short-term test (AMTs) were used to collect data.
Results: The groups were homogeneous at baseline. According to the statistical analysis, no significant improvement was observed in the EG.
Conclusion: The study did not show benefit for pilates group compared to control group. It is suggested that in the future, this study should be carried out with bigger sample size, increasing the intervention time and a specific questionnaire for assessing the quality of life of the elderly.
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type of study: Descriptive |
Accepted: 2018/11/27 | ePublished ahead of print: 2018/08/26 | Published: 2018/09/15

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