The effect of folk dancing upon reaction time and movement time of senior citizens Public Deposited

http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/d791sk14s

Descriptions

Attribute NameValues
Creator
Abstract or Summary
  • With the neuromuscular performance deficit typically associated with aging, the maximum rate of response of the individual is diminished with advancing age. Physical activity has recently been examined as a possible factor delaying the aging process as it relates to neuromuscular performance. This investigation examined folk dancing as a potential modality for altering the speed of reaction and speed of movement of senior citizens. Forty subjects aged sixty to ninety-four were measured for reaction time and movement time using a simple movement of the right foot. Subjects were signaled to respond with a red light stimulus. Following the pre-test the experimental group, including eighteen females and two males, participated in a folk dance program. The dance program included instructional classes meeting twice a week for five weeks. The control group, which included eighteen females and two males, did not participate in dance classes. All subjects were remeasured after the five-week experimental period. Analysis of variance suggested that: a) five weeks of folk dance participation did not significantly influence simple reaction time of older individuals and b) five weeks of folk dance participation did not significantly influence movement time of older individuals.
Resource Type
Date Available
Date Copyright
Date Issued
Degree Level
Degree Name
Degree Field
Degree Grantor
Commencement Year
Advisor
Academic Affiliation
Non-Academic Affiliation
Subject
Rights Statement
Language
Digitization Specifications
  • File scanned at 300 ppi (Moochrome, 256 Grayscale) using Capture Perfect 3.0.82 on a Canon DR-9080C in PDF format. CVista PdfCompressor 4.0 was used for pdf compression and textual OCR.
Replaces
Additional Information
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Eric Hepler (ehscanner@gmail.com) on 2010-10-01T23:19:06Z No. of bitstreams: 1 BoarmanAMarie1978.pdf: 752923 bytes, checksum: cda6b94625a57664057c963b939b53a9 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2010-10-04T14:53:47Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 BoarmanAMarie1978.pdf: 752923 bytes, checksum: cda6b94625a57664057c963b939b53a9 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Patricia Black(patricia.black@oregonstate.edu) on 2010-10-04T14:55:31Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 BoarmanAMarie1978.pdf: 752923 bytes, checksum: cda6b94625a57664057c963b939b53a9 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2010-10-04T14:55:31Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 BoarmanAMarie1978.pdf: 752923 bytes, checksum: cda6b94625a57664057c963b939b53a9 (MD5)

Relationships

In Administrative Set:
Last modified: 08/14/2017

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
Citations:

EndNote | Zotero | Mendeley

Items