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


ACTA MEDICA OKAYAMA, vol.73, no.2, pp.95-100, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.18926/amo/56644
  • Title of Journal : ACTA MEDICA OKAYAMA
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-100


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.