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Interventioner av kampsport påverkar livskvalitet & kognitiv förmåga hos äldre vuxna: En systematisk litteraturstudie
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Intervention based martial arts affect quality of life and cognitive ability among older adults : A systematic review (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: Older people are faced with special physical and mental health challenges associated with ageing. Over 20% of adults aged 60 and over suffer from a mental or neurological disorder. It is known, and has been shown in previous studies, that physical activity can enhance physical and mental health. Meditative martial arts such as Tai Chi are, in most cases, low-intensity mind-body exercises that involve very graceful movements, which are performed in a slow, rhythmical, and well-controlled manner. This makes the practice suitable for older adults. Study aim: To investigate and assess the impact of different types of martial arts on mental health, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and wellbeing among older adults, who are healthy or suffer from a mild cognitive impairment. Methods: This study focused on experimental studies with interventions of martial arts on older adults. Nine original articles gathered from Web of Science (n=1) and PubMed (n=8) were reviewed, compared and summarized. Keywords used were; “martial arts” AND “mental health” in both databases respectively. Results: The practice of martial arts is associated with positive results of both physical and mental health aspects. Tai Chi can lead to improvements of mental ability, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and improve the physical ability of older adults. Conclusion: Martial arts as a means of intervention may be beneficial for the wellbeing and overall quality of life in older adults and should be recommended. However, nine original articles are not sufficient for stating the significance of martial arts on mental health among older adults. Further research is therefore required.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 19
Keywords [en]
martial arts, Tai Chi, mental health, quality of life, older adults
Keywords [sv]
kampsport, Tai Chi, psykisk hälsa, livskvalitet, äldre vuxna
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Sport and Fitness Sciences Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-84456OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-84456DiVA, id: diva2:1319363
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Sport Science
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Sports Science Programme Physical Activity - Health - Outdoor Recreation, 180 credits
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Available from: 2019-06-03 Created: 2019-05-31 Last updated: 2019-06-03Bibliographically approved

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