Knowledge of organized physical exercise programme as a physiotherapeutic tool in promoting functional efficacy in old age

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Author: 
Ugwu Cosmas Uchenna, Nji Godfrey Chinweike, Aniodo Donatus A., 3Ugwueze Fabian Chibunine, 3Ofuebe Justine Ifeoma, Onwuadi Charles Chibuike, and Ofili Perpetua Chinyere
Abstract: 

Background: An organized physical exercise program is a physiotherapeutic tool in promoting functional efficacy in old age.
Aim: To determine the quality of knowledge possessed by older adults on organized physical exercise programme as a physiotherapeutic tool in promoting functional efficacy in old age and to verify the null hypotheses of no significant difference on demographic characteristics of the subjects.
Methods and Materials: A descriptive survey research study was done on 400 older adults in Nigeria. This study sample size was conveniently selected. Data was collected through interview method and questionnaire. Descriptive statistics was adopted for data analysis. All the analyses were done using SPSS version 18.
Results: The result showed that the older adults possess adequate knowledge of organized physical exercise programme as a physiotherapeutic tool in promoting functional efficacy in old age. Statistically, the study revealed that significant differences existed between demographic characteristics of the subjects.
Conclusion: This survey has revealed the quality of knowledge possessed by older adults on organized physical exercise programme as a physiotherapeutic tool in promoting functional efficacy in old age. The finding is quite encouraging as it reflected the quality of health and functional abilities of the subjects.

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