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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part D

The effect of regular moderate-intensity physical activity on sleep quality in non - active elderly women


Author(s): Vahid Bakhshalipour, Siavash Khodaparast Sareshkeh, Maryam Falah Kazemi, Majid Keramati Moghadam and Sajjad Soleimani Keshayeh

Abstract: Sleep disorders are one of the problems that affect the quality of life in the elderly. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of regular moderate-intensity physical activity on sleep quality in non - active elderly women. The method of research was semi empirical and design of it included pre-test, post-test with control group. 18 non - active elderly women were the subjects of this study. An appropriate training protocol and a valid questionnaire were used for this study. The collected data were classified by descriptive statistical methods and were analyzed by dependent T-test and independent T-test. The SPSS software (version 19) was used for data analysis (α≤0.05). The results of this study showed that there was a significant effect on sleep quality in non - active elderly women after the intervention in the experimental group. Therefore, physical activity should be considered as an important principle in non - active elderly women’s life and related organizations and institutions should also pay attention to it.

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How to cite this article:
Vahid Bakhshalipour, Siavash Khodaparast Sareshkeh, Maryam Falah Kazemi, Majid Keramati Moghadam, Sajjad Soleimani Keshayeh. The effect of regular moderate-intensity physical activity on sleep quality in non - active elderly women. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(3):430-433.
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