Comparison of Brain Gym and Dynamic Movement Skill on Verbal Memory in Middle - Aged Women

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C. Rajeswari, Dr. M. S. Sundaram, Dr. P. Senthil Selvam, Dr. A. Viswanath Reddy, Dr. S. Senthil Kumar, P. Suganya, Priya Kumari

Abstract

Exercise is recognized as a promising approach to counteract aging – associated declines in cognitive functions. Emerging literature suggests that exercise which involves with attention, concentration, memory, thinking have a positive effect on cognition.


Objective:


The aim of the current study is to compare Brain Gym and Dynamic Movement Skill on Verbal Memory in Middle – Aged Women.


Outcome Tool:


Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) is used. In this Immediate Recall (IR), Delayed Recall (DR), and Recognition Memory (RM)scores are evaluated. Using t-test, Pre and post test scores are taken to compare within the group and between the group.


Method:


            It is an experimental study. Participants randomly assigned into two groups. Group A (n=50) Brain Gym and Group B(n=50) Dynamic Movement Skill. Both groups received their sessions 5 days/week for 12 weeks.


 


Result:


From the collected data, it shows that significant difference exists in IR, DR, RM in pre and posttest values P<0.01. For IR Mean % increase in Group B – 34.05 for Group A - 13.21, followed by DR Mean % increase in Group B – 52.12for Group A – 19.48 and RM Mean % increase in Group B - 22.62 and for Group A – 9.66.  Posttest IR, DR & RM % increase Mean in Group B is greater than Group A. ANOVA shows that there is significant difference between Mean % increase in Group B. % increase maximum in DR – Mean (52.12) followed by IR – Mean (34.05) and RM – Mean (22.62).


Conclusion:


            Hence, it was concluded that each group shows improvement. But Group B shows highest improvement.  % increase mean in Group B is greater than Group A.

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C. Rajeswari, Dr. M. S. Sundaram, Dr. P. Senthil Selvam, Dr. A. Viswanath Reddy, Dr. S. Senthil Kumar, P. Suganya, Priya Kumari. (2021). Comparison of Brain Gym and Dynamic Movement Skill on Verbal Memory in Middle - Aged Women. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 1420–1438. Retrieved from https://annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/4583
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