The Influence of Brain Vitalization Exercise in Increasing Cognitive Functions For Elderly in Lingkar Barat Public Health Center Bengkulu 2018

Sariman Pardosi, Nehru Nugroho


Over time elderly experience the decline in various functions of organs, one of which is a decrease in cognitive function. One of the exercises for the elderly to maintain brain fitness is brain vitalization exercise. This study aims to investigate the influence of brain vitalization exercise in increasing cognitive functions for the elderly. The design used was a quasi-experiment with pre-test and post-test with control group design. this study selected the sample through purposive sampling with a total of 18 samples for each group. In the prior of the study, the samples were observed and the observation was retaken to the samples after the intervention. The analysis used was parametric using paired T-test and independent T-test in the intervention group, and parametric analysis using the Wilcoxon and Mann Whitney tests in the control group. The results of the study comparing post-intervention and post control showed that the average MMSE score after being given brain vitalization exercise no significant difference (p = 0.007). It can be concluded that there is no effect of brain vitalization exercise between the intervention and control groups in improving cognitive function for elderly in Lingkar Barat Public Health Center of Bengkulu city.

Keywords: brain vitalization exercise, cognitive function

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-10-05

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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