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The Effects of Myofascial Release Massage on Arteriosclerosis Level Index in Elderly Women
Background/Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the changes in arteriosclerosis level index of elderly women after 8 weeks of myofascial release massage. Hence, experimental group and control group were set to compare the effects of treatment. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The massage sessions were 3 times a week for 8 weeks counting total of 24 sessions. Myofascial release massage was pushing, rubbing, massaging, shaking, traction. Analysis was performed using SPSS for Windows 18.0 Version. Findings: Among the factors related with arteriosclerosis level index Cardio Ankle Vascular Index (CAVI), R-cavi showed significant interaction effect between EG and CG with p<.05. L-cavi showed significant interaction effect between EG and CG with p<.05. Among the factors related with arteriosclerosis level index ABI, R-abi showed significant interaction effect between EG and CG with p<.05. L-abi showed significant interaction effect between EG and CG with p<.05. Application/Improvements: Through this process, arteriosclerosis such as CAVI and ABI showed interaction effects. Myofascial release massage showed positive effect on the arteriosclerosis level index of elderly women.
Ankle Brachial Index (ABI), Arteriosclerosis Level Index, Cardio Ankle Vascular Index (CAVI), Elderly Women, Myofascial Release Massage.
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