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Changes in Physical Performance among Healthy Pre and Post- Menopausal Females - A Cross Sectional Study

*, Bimali I and *, Narayan A (2012) Changes in Physical Performance among Healthy Pre and Post- Menopausal Females - A Cross Sectional Study. International Journal of Current Research , 4 (6). pp. 81-88.

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Abstract

To compare changes in physical performances (strength, flexibility and balance) between healthy Pre-Menopausal (40-45 years) and Post-Menopausal females (45-55 years) with natural history of menopause. Methods: Sixty pre and postmenopausal females were included. Strength was measured by hand held dynamometer, Flexibility with flexometer and Balance through postural sway. Results: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), student paired t-test and Bonferroni test were used for the analysis. Level of significance < 0.05 was considered statistically significant with 95% CI. No significant difference was found for strength (p=0.081) and flexibility (p=0.116). But, loss of Balance (p=0.000) was found to be highly significant among the Post Menopausals. Conclusion: Lower limb muscles flexibility and upper limb strength did not show any significant changes among immediate Post Menopausal females; but static balance was significantly affected among the Post Menopausals causing diminished Physical Performance with age advancement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Balance, Flexibility, Menopause, Physical Performance, Strength.
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2012 06:19
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2012 06:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3653

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