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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.36 No.4 December 2012. -

Degenerative changes of the hands is one of the leading problems of the elderly because of the inability to perform

daily activities. This study aimed to determine whether the application of physical activities and exercises was effective

in maintaining and -or improving hand function and the overall quality of life of older people in the institution. The instruments

applied were: SF-36, keeping a diary for each subject in certain categories exercise, creative therapy, communication,

cognitive, motor and sensory abilities, Barthel Index, vigorimeter, test of hand function, satisfaction with life

scale. Research has shown that the program of physical activities that are conducted throughout the year can maintain

and improve hand function in older persons who are placed in an institution which contributes to the quality of their

lives in terms of performing daily activities. As a conclusion from the results, it is proposed to introduce a model of physical

activity into the institutional form of care for the elderly.

hand function; physical activity; quality of life; older people in the institution



Author: Marijana Ljubic - ; »Trnje« Home for Older and Infirm Persons, Zagreb, Croatia

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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