Introduction: Lack of physical activity and increased sedentary behaviors during home confinement of older adults, due to COVID-19, would result, over time, in an increased risk of falling in this population. Objective:To reduce the risk of falling in a group of older adults in home confinement by applying the Kunte physical activity program, based on sequences of oriental-type movements structured according to the theoretical-practical foundations of physical therapy and the methodological-pedagogical principles of Physical Education. Methods: Exploratory and quasi-experimental design study;applied in 35 older adults (19 women - 16 men),belonging to the commune of Maipú,Santiago,Chile.During a period of 3 months,using theTimed Up and Go andTinetti'sTest before and after the intervention with the Kunte program.Results: Descriptive statistics determined significant (p<0.05) and highly significant (p<0.005) differences for theTinetti andTimed Up and Go Test respectively, in both men and women, in the assessment of the risk of falling of older adults; significantly decreasing this risk in terms of its relationship with dynamic body balance and walking. Conclusion:The application of the Kunte program showed significantly positive results when assessing dynamic body balance and gait, through functional tests related to fall risk in older adults, in this case with home confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine