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Su Kyung Chu 2 Articles
The Effects of an Aerobic Exercise Program on Mobility, Fall Efficacy, Balance, and Stress in the Elderly at Senior Centers
Su Kyung Chu, Chung Yul Lee, Jang Hak Yoo
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2012;23(1):22-30.   Published online March 31, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.0000/jkachn.2012.23.1.22
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PURPOSE
This study was conducted in order to investigate the effects of an aerobic exercise program on mobility, fall efficacy, balance, and stress in the elderly at senior centers.
METHODS
This research was conducted as a quasi-experimental pretest and posttest control and experimental comparison study. The subjects were 41 senior residents (Exp.=18, Cont.=23) who aged above 65 at senior centers in S City. The period of time for data collection and intervention was from August 25 to December 5, 2008.
RESULTS
Mobility (t=-3.10, p<.01) in the experimental group were significantly higher than those in the control group without an aerobic exercise program. However, fall efficacy (t=1.28, p=.207), balance (t=-.53, p=.602; t=.36, p=.723), stress (t=-1.32, p=.199) in the experimental group was not significantly higher than that in the control group.
CONCLUSION
These findings confirmed that aerobic exercise programs make a contribution to improving mobility in the elderly at senior centers.
The Effects of Perceived Stress on Cognition in the Community Elderly
Su Kyung Chu, Jang Hak Yoo
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2008;19(3):368-377.   Published online September 30, 2008
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of perceived stress on cognition in the community elderly.
METHODS
This was a descriptive study. Data were collected using individual-based interviews from 40 senior residents at the hall for the elderly in S City. The period of data collection was from June 19 to July 7, 2006. The tools of data collection were Mini-Mental State Examination (Folstein, Folstein, & McHugh, 1975) and Perceived Stress Scale (Cohen, Kamarck, & Mermelstein, 1983).
RESULTS
Cognition showed significant differences according to gender, education, and regular exercise. Cognition was significantly correlated to stress and age. Stress was significantly correlated to orientation, recall, and attention/calculation. In the results of stepwise multiple regression, factors affecting cognition were stress, age, and gender.
CONCLUSION
It is necessary to prepare health promotion programs that can reduce stress level in the community elderly.

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