2019, Vol. 4, Issue 2
Impact of supervised physical exercise program on positive mental health of geriatric Males population of Chhattisgarh
Author(s): Pramod Kumar Yadav and CD Agashe
According to statistical estimates, increase in elderly population in India by the year 2021 will be 10.7% and 12.40% by the year 2026. In order to deal with social and economical impact of ageing it is necessary that geriatric population remains mentally healthy. In this context the aim of the present study was to assess the effect of supervised physical exercise program on positive mental health of elderly males. To conduct the study, 30 elderly males with an average age of 64.12 years were selected as sample. The inclusion criteria for selection of subjects was scores of less than 14 on positive mental health scale. The entire sample was selected from Durg district of Chhattisgarh. To collect data on positive mental health of elderly males, PMHI prepared by Agashe and Helode (2007) was used. The physical exercise program was designed as per the suitability and requirement of elderly males. The duration of this supervised physical exercise program was six months. The data on positive mental health was collected prior to commencement of study period, after two months of study period, after four months of study period and after the end of six months study period. Repeated Measure ANOVA statistics revealed that positive mental health in elderly males was enhanced significantly due to supervised physical exercise program. It was concluded that supervised physical exercise program of six months may be used as therapeutic tool to improve positive mental health in elderly males.
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Pramod Kumar Yadav and CD Agashe. Impact of supervised physical exercise program on positive mental health of geriatric Males population of Chhattisgarh. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2019; 4(2): 152-154.