|2016/10 Study on Assessment of Fitness for Elderly People from 2006-2016 Using Content Analysis Method|
|論文名稱||Study on Assessment of Fitness for Elderly People from 2006-2016 Using Content Analysis Method|
The Ministry of Welfare and Health (R.O.C.) will introduce the Elderly Care Act 2.0 in 2017, hence raising the attention towards elderly fitness issues, which was due to the rise of global elderly population which brings upon rise of elderly health issue related to aging such as obesity, fall, and cardiovascular diseases. Hence, prevention or reduction of these health issues were done by maintaining the physical fitness of the elderly. Our research motivation was to understand how to provide effective strategies for solving elderly health issues and preventing elderly injuries under the concept of preventive medicine studies, with the aim of ensuring elderly fitness and reducing the impact of rise in elderly population on the society and national burden. There were many methods to assess physical fitness, such as the Senior Fitness Test introduced by Rikli and Jones. However, there were also other assessment batteries or indicators which can assess specific health conditions or physical capacities. This study was aimed to study the trend and objective of fitness assessment on elderly using content analysis method on academic articles published within the last 10 years (2006-2016). The result of the study indicates that 13 articles were published in both 2015 and 2016, with an emphasis on physical capabilities assessment, which was the most within the past 10 years. At the same time, cardiorespiratory illnesses were the main health issue concerned in the articles analyzed. Other health topics especially training methods to maintain fitness was also mentioned often in the selected articles, and was shown to be effective in improving elderly fitness. Hence, the results were useful in providing inquiries for elderly health and for evaluation of elderly health policies. In conclusion, research on assessment batteries can help researchers to understand the methods of elderly fitness assessment better and to help monitor elderly fitness and health more effectively, while reducing the impact of increase in healthcare expenses due to the rise of elderly population.
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