THE EFFECT OF BRAIN GYM ON COGNITIVE FUNCTION OF THE ELDERLY IN SURABAYA
Keywords:Brain Gym, Cognitive, Elderly
The problem happened at the elderly people are cognitive impairment. Those could be solved by "Brain Gym." This researched is to know-how "Brain Gym" will be effective for the elderly. This researched using Quasi-Experiments with non equivalent control group approach. Simple random sampling is used to the make the accurate elderly population. Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) is used to collect the population sampling. The 66 people divided into 2 groups: 33 people of control groups, 33 people of of intervention group. Those data were been Analyzed by Wilcoxon signed rank test and the Mann Whitney U-test. Wilcoxon is use to Analyzed MMSE both of before-after-control groups and intervention group. Mann Whitney U-test is use to Analyzed MMSE post-intervention, intervention group and control groups. The result of Wilcoxon test of MMSE intervention group are P = 0.046 <α = 0.05, control group P = 0.480> α = 0.05. Mann Whitney U-test are Z -3591. Asymp.Sig (2-tailed) 0.000> 0.05. The conclusion: the intervention group with Brain Gym acre effect to repair the cognitive function than the control groups without Brain Gym.The writer recommended to solve the problem of elderly's cognitive impairment with Brain Gym Methode, three times a week.