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Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences 2020 , Vol 4 , Issue 2
The Examination of the Relationship Between Flexibility and Stability of Trunk in Older Adults
Mehmet Duray2,Şule Şimşek1,Nesrin Yağcı3,Hande Şenol4
1Pamukkale University, Sarayköy Vacational School, Denizli, Turkey
2Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
3Pamukkale University, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Denizli, Turkey
4Pamukkale University, Medicice Faculty/Department of Biostatistics, Denizli, Turkey
DOI : 10.30621/jbachs.2020.978 Purpose: This study was planned to examine the relationship between body flexibility and stability in the elderly and to compare it with adults.

Methods: People over 40-year-of-age had no musculoskeletal problems in the spine, had good cognitive functions, and could walk independently were included in this cross-sectional study. 156 participants were grouped as the young (n: 65) and the elderly group (n: 91). Flexibility assessment included Sit and Reach Test (SRT), Back Extension Test (BET) and Side Bending Test (SBT). Antero-posterior stability of body was measured by Functional Reach Test (FRT).

Results: The flexibility of trunk in four directions and stability were better in young group than elderly group (p<0.001). In both groups, flexibility measurements except SRT showed a positive and medium significant correlation with FRT. There was also a negative correlation was found between age and body flexibility (SRT, BET, SBT) measurement scores in elderly group (p=0.001), but neither all flexibility measurements nor stability were associated with age in young group (p>0.05).

Conclusion: Loss of flexibility is a more important risk factor than aging for balance and stability impairment. So it is suggested that treatment protocols should include approaches increasing body flexibility to increase body stability. Keywords : Flexibility, stability, elderly