Effect of Self-perceived Fatigue on Balance and Functional Mobility in Middle-Aged Obese Women


ERCAN S. , BAŞKURT F. , BAŞKURT Z. , ÇETİN C.

ACTA MEDICA OKAYAMA, cilt.73, ss.95-100, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 73 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.18926/amo/56644
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA MEDICA OKAYAMA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.95-100

Özet

The aim of this study was to examine effect of fatigue levels on functional mobility and balance in middle-aged obese females. The study included 98 healthy females aged 40-60 years with BMI >= 30 kg/m(2). Self-perceived fatigue was evaluated with a self-administered questionnaire, the Checklist of Individual Strength in Turkish (CIS-T), on which 62.3% of the study subjects identified themselves as fatigued. The body weight and BMI values of fatigued subjects were found to be higher than those of the non-fatigue group (p<0.05). The reported exercise habits of the fatigue group were found to be significantly lower than their non-fatigued peers (p<0.05). The level of functional mobility (Timed Up and Go Test), static balance (One-Legged Stance Test with Eyes Open) and dynamic balance (Functional Reach Test and the 3-meter Timed Tandem Walk Test) were measured, and statistically significant differences were found between fatigue and non-fatigue groups on all of them (p<0.05). In addition, correlations were found between the sub-parameters of the CIS-T scale and the functional tests at different levels. Increased fatigue has negative effects on functional mobility and balance in obese females.