THE EFFECTS OF MIXED RUSIE DUTTON AND YOGA EXERCISE PROGRAM FOR ENHANCING EXECUTIVE FUNCTION IN EARLY ADULT: AN ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY STUDY
The purpose of this research was to study the effect of a mixed Rusie Dutton and yoga exercise program on increasing executive functioning in early adults. A sample was recruited from Thai traditional medicine students, Sirindhorn College of public health, Chonburi province. Forty students (age 20-25 years)were randomly assigned to experimental (n=20) and control groups (n=20). The research instruments were the Wisconsin card sorting test (WCST) on the computer screen and a mixed Rusie Dutton and yoga exercise program. The experimental group was training program about 77 minutes per time and 3 time per week for 8 weeks. Brain waves were measured during testing activitie. The data were analysed by using frequency, mean,standard deviation and t-test.The results revealed that: 1) after program participation, the Upper alpha ERD% had significantly increased in the experimental group in comparison to pretest results at F3, F4, F8, FP2, P4 (p < .05, p < .01, p <.05, p <.05, p < .05 respectively); 2) before participating in the program, the experimental group had not difference in the Upper alpha ERD% compared with the control group and 3) after participating in the program,the experimental group showed an increase in the Upper alpha ERD% compared with the control group at F3,F4, FP2, P4 (p < .05, p < .01, p <.05, p < .05 respectively). This study indicated that a mixed Rusie Dutton and yoga exercise program can increase executive functioning and can be used as an alternative method of developing executive function in early adults.
(Journal of Sports Science and Technology 2019; 19(2): 82-94
(Received: 2 August 2019, Revised: 14 November 2019, Accepted: 27 November 2019)
Keywords: Mixed Rusie Dutton and yoga exercise, Executive function
*Corresponding author: Nirut PHUENGPHOL
Department of Thai Traditional Medicine, Sirindhorn College of Public Health Chonburi,
Mueang Chonburi, Chonburi 20000
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