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The Official Journal of the Korean Academy of Kinesiology 2010;12(2):33-43.
Published online April 30, 2010.
Effects of Korean Dance Participation on the Motor Ability and Wellness in Elderly
Chung-Sook Yoo
Dankook University
Correspondence:  Chung-Sook Yoo,
Email: yc-sook@hanmail.net
Received: 16 February 2010   • Accepted: 24 April 2010
Abstract

INTRODUCTION
To investigate the effects of 12 weeks korean dance participation on the motor ability and wellness in men and women elderly.
METHOD
Subjectswere 16 elderly men and women aged more than 65 who had participated in korean dance for 12 weeks. Muscular strength, balance, flexibility, reaction time, and wellness awareness levels test were made before and after korean dance. With the measured date, paired t-test were performed by SPSSWIN Ver 12.0.
RESULT
First, muscular strength, balance, flexibility, and reaction time were significantly improved in men elderly after korean dance. Second, muscular strength, balance, and flexibility but reaction time were significantly improved in women elderly after korean dance. Third, physical health and mental health wellness but social health, intellectual health, and emotional health were significantly improved in men elderly after korean dance. Fourth, Physical health, social health, mental health, and intellectual health wellness but emotional health were significantly improved in women elderly after korean dance.
CONCLUSION
Participation in 12 week korean dance is effective in motor ability and wellness awareness level in Men and women elderly.
Keywords: Korean dance, elderly, motor ability, wellness


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