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Journal of Korean Academy of Fundamentals of Nursing 2010;17(2): 159
태극권 운동이 골관절염 중년여성의 신체기능, 스트레스 및 우울에 미치는 효과
이숙련1, 박형숙2, 조규영3
1부산대학교 간호학과
2부산대학교 간호대학
3마산대학 간호과
The Effects of Tai Chi Exercise on Physical Function, Stress and Depression in Middle Aged Women with Osteoarthritis
Sook-Ryon Lee1, Hyoung-Sook Park2, Gyoo-Yeong Cho3
1Department of Nursing, Pusan National University
2Department of Nursing, Pusan National University
3Department of Nursing, Masan University
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of 12 weeks of Tai Chi exercise on physical function, stress and depression in middle aged women with osteoarthritis.
Method: The research design was a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design. Forty two participants were assigned to either the experimental group (21) or control group (21). Frequency, percentages, mean, standard deviations, $X^2$-test, Wilcoxon rank sum test and repeated measured ANOVA with SPSS 12.0/PC program were used to analyzed the collected data.
Results: For physical function the physical fitness of the experimental group improved significantly more than the control group: Leg strength, balance, flexibility and grip strength. Difficulty of performing activity had a tendency of decrease. Stress showed a tendency of as time passed but the decrease was not significant. Depression decreased and the change was significant.
Conclusion: The Tai Chi exercise was effective in improving physical function and reducing the stress and depression of middle aged women with osteoarthritis. Therefore the Tai Chi exercise could be used as a nursing intervention for osteoarthritis in middle aged women.
Key words: Tai Chi | Osteoarthritis | Function | Stress | Depression
주요어: 태극권 | 골관절염 | 신체기능 | 스트레스 | 우울