Dual task performance and executive function in physically under active and physically active elderly: A comparison
Corresponding Author(s) : Dr. Priyanka.Parate
International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research,
Vol. 8 No. 3 (2020): 2020 Volume - 8 Issue-3
Effect of being physically active on motor and cognitive function is well known. Indirect effect of being physically active on dual tasking needs to be explored.
Aim & Objectives
To compare dual tasking and executive function in physically active and underactive elderly.
124 Elderly were divided in to physically active and non-active using Rapid Assessment of Physical Activity (RAPA) scale and assessed for their Dual tasking skills using TUG-Cog, TUG-motor. Data was analyzed using unpaired t test.
Physically active elderly performed significantly better than underactive elderly on Tug cog ,manual in both groups (p<0.001)
Physically active elderly have better dual tasking skills than their physically underactive counterparts.
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