Effect of Thai Wisdom Exercise “Rusie Dutton” on Quality of Life and Flexibility For Working Women
To examine the effect of Thai wisdom exercise “Rusie Dutton” (RD) on quality of life(QOL) and flexibility for working women. Working women (aged 45-59) were assigned to the RD group or control group. The RD group (n=24) attended the RD practice for 13 weeks developed by Wat Pho Thai Traditional Massage School. The control group (n=26) received no intervention. Quality of life (using WHOQOL-BREF-THAI questionnaire) and flexibility were measured at the beginning and the end. A paired sample t-test and independent sample t-test were used for statistical analysis. Significant improvement was found in all variables within group (p < .05) in RD group.They were QOL. including physical, psychological, social relationship and environment domain. And flexibility including both shoulders and spine. A significant difference between groups was found (p < .05) in all variables except QOL in psychological domain. Therefore, it is concluded that Thai wisdom exercise “Rusie Dutton” (RD) can promote health related QOL and flexibility for working women and it should be promoted as an alternative exercise. Moreover, the practice should be further studied with other groups of people.
Keywords— Rusie Dutton, working women, quality of life, flexibility.