The Effect of Ram Mai Plong Exercise on the Physical Fitness and Back Pain of the Elderly

Authors

  • Sukanya Phoolphoklang Community Health Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Thammasat University

Keywords:

aging, back pain, physical potentiality, Ram Mai Plong Exercise

Abstract

Ram Mai Plong Exercise is a light intensity exercise and not causing danger or injury. Since it is an exercise with little concussion, it seems suitable for the elderly. The purpose of this Quasi-experimental research was to study the effect of Ram Mai Plong Exercise on the physical fitness and back pain of the elderly. The sample consisted of 60 elderly in Pathum Thani Province and divided equally into two groups: the experimental and control group. The control group received normal activity and the experimental group received the exercise program three days per week for 8 weeks. Descriptive statistics were carried out by using frequency, mean, standard deviation, and t-test.

The result indicated that the mean scores of the physical fitness between the experimental and control group in terms of muscular strength and endurance, cardiopulmonary endurance and muscular flexibility had significance difference (pvalue < 0.05) but body mass index and waist to hip ratio had no significance difference (p-value < 0.05). Moreover, there was a significance difference in the back pain scores between two groups (p-value < 0.05). The mean scores were 2.83 (S.D.=0.648) and 3.73 (S.D.=0.944).

The result indicated that the effect of Ram Mai Plong Exercise increase the physical fitness and decrease back pain of the elderly. However, the long-term effect of this program should be monitoring and modifying to suitable for the elderly participation.

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Published

2019-09-01

How to Cite

Phoolphoklang, S. (2019). The Effect of Ram Mai Plong Exercise on the Physical Fitness and Back Pain of the Elderly. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 33(3), 95–113. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/phn/article/view/241698

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