Exercise and quality of life in older female adults

Davor Lešić, Anđela Grgić, Svjetlana Marić



Introduction: Aging is a physiological change in humans and it is extremely important to improve health and preserve functional abilities and quality of life.

Aim: The aim of this paper is to determine the impact of exercise on the quality of life of older women.

Materials and methods: The sample included 93 subjects (N = 93). The subjects performed balance and coordination exercises, muscle strengthening and stretching exercises, eight weeks twice a week for 45 minutes. The EQ-5D-5L Health Questionnaire and the McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ) were used to assess quality of life.

Results: The results indicate an improvement in mobility and usual activities (p> 0.001) and a decrease in pain intensity (p <0.001).

Conclusion: The results of the study confirm the importance of exercise, and the impact on the intensity of pain and quality of life of older people.


Key words: aging, exercise, quality of life