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Authors

  1. Arslan, Tugba PhD, PT
  2. Aslan Telci, Emine PhD, PT
  3. Arslan, Serdar PhD, PT

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of chair-based exercises on exercise perception, fall risk, and health-related quality of life in inactive older adults. The study was carried out on nursing home residents older than 65 years with an inactive lifestyle. The Exercise Benefits/Barriers Scale, Tinetti Assessment Battery, and Nottingham Health Profile were used in the assessments. The Exercise Benefits/Barriers Scale score and Tinetti Balance and Gait Test scores of the participants in the exercise group were higher than those of the control group. The study concluded that chair-based exercises are beneficial for sedentary older adults in respect of the perception of exercise and risk of falling.