The Effect Of Elderly Gym With Brain Gym To Improvement Of Cognitives In Elderly At The Simalingkar Puskesmas In 2020

  • Eva Ratna Dewi STIKes Mitra Husada Medan
  • Eka Falentina Tarigan STIKes Mitra Husada Medan
  • Nur Azizah STIKes Mitra Husada Medan
Keywords: Ederly Gym, Brain Gym, Cognitiv


Elderly is characterized by a biological decline experienced it can be seen by physical deterioration, one of which is cognitive decline. Cognitive function is related to physical activity that affects its structure and function. Every physical movement that is made by provides an impression to the brain. Elderly gym and brain gym doing regularly have a positive impact on improving organs and brain function. The research objective was to determine the effect of elderly gym with brain gym to improvement of cognitives in elderly at the simalingkar puskesmas in 2020.This kinds of research is a quasi-experimental research and the design used is a pre-test post-test research design with a control group design. The research subjects consisted of 15 elderly in the control group and 15 elderly in the intervention group. TheĀ  instrument measurement used to assess cognitive function is the Mini Mental State Examination. The bivariate analysis used was
the Wilcoxon test and the Mann-witney test.The effect of elderly gym on cognitive improvement with the Wilcoxon test resulted in the value of p = 0.000, the effect of brain gym in the intervention group obtained results for a value of p = 0.000. Elderly gym and brain gym have an impact on cognitive enhancement. As well as the difference in the effect of elderly gym and brain gym on cognitive enhancement in the elderly with the Mann Witney test, the result is that the value of p = 0.948. Ho is accepted and Ha is rejected so that it can be concluded that it has the same effect of elderly gym and brain gym on cognitive enhancement in the elderly at Simalingkar Health Center.