THE EFFECT OF BRAIN GYM ON COGNITIVE FUNCTION OF THE ELDERLY IN SURABAYA

Dini Mei W, S.Kep., Ns., M. Kep

Abstract


The problem happened at the elderly people are cognitive impairment. Those could be
solved by "Brain Gym." This researched is to know-how "Brain Gym" will be effective for the
elderly. This researched using Quasi-Experiments with non equivalent control group
approach. Simple random sampling is used to the make the accurate elderly population. Mini
Mental State Examination (MMSE) is used to collect the population sampling. The 66 people
divided into 2 groups: 33 people of control groups, 33 people of of intervention group. Those
data were been Analyzed by Wilcoxon signed rank test and the Mann Whitney U-test.
Wilcoxon is use to Analyzed MMSE both of before-after-control groups and intervention
group. Mann Whitney U-test is use to Analyzed MMSE post-intervention, intervention group
and control groups. The result of Wilcoxon test of MMSE intervention group are P = 0.046
<α = 0.05, control group P = 0.480> α = 0.05. Mann Whitney U-test are Z -3591. Asymp.Sig
(2-tailed) 0.000> 0.05. The conclusion: the intervention group with Brain Gym acre effect to
repair the cognitive function than the control groups without Brain Gym.The writer
recommended to solve the problem of elderly's cognitive impairment with Brain Gym
Methode, three times a week.
Keywords: Brain Gym, Cognitive, Elderly

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