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The Development of Yoko Techi Training Method to Increase the Movement Function and Decrease the Anxiety Level on Pre-Elderly and Elderly Woman

Husnul Khatimah LALARNİ, Wara KUSHARTANTİ

Journal Title:INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RECREATION AND SPORT SCIENCE
Abstract


The purpose of this research is to create a training method to increase the movement function and decrease the anxiety level on pre-elderly and elderly women. The method which is a combination between yoga, makko ho, pilates and tai chi called as YOKO TECHI. It is supposed to increase the movement function while decreasing the anxiety level on pre-elderly and elderly women. This research aims to search and improve this new technique. In addition to interview methods, large and small tests were conducted for observation. The effectiveness test was conducted via pre-experiment with one-group pretest-posttest design. This research was conducted on elderly posyandu Amrih Sehat Jatijajar village, Bergas sub-district, Semarang. It is followed by 10 subjects for small,15 subjects for large scale test to get the product effectiveness test. YOKO TECHI Training treatment was done three times in a week for six weeks. Data analysis was conducted via t-test and assisted by SPSS. All YOKO TECHI movements can increase the movement function on pre-elderly and elderly women while decreasing the anxiety level with the shoulder movement function enhancement of 17.08%, on the back there is an enhancement from movement function of 22.45%, on lower extremity there is an enhancement for movement function of 21.38% whereas on anxiety level there is 10.93% decreasing. The development of yoko techi training method can increase the movement function and decrease the anxiety level on pre-elderly and elderly woman.

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