EFFECTS OF APPLIED RUM KLONG YAO PROGRAM ON PHYSICAL FITNESS IN NURSING STUDENTS
This study was a quasi-experimental research that aims to study the effects of applied Rum KlongYao on Physical Fitness in Nursing students. The sample used in this study were nursing students in Bangkok. There were a sample of 30 student nurses with 19-25 years old and selected by purposive random sampling.
The instrument of this study were 1) Applied Rum Klong – yao program. 2) Physical fitness test which was constructed by Supitr Samahito, et.al (2013).
The sample group was test by Physical fitness test and led into exercise applied Rum Klong – yao program for 8 weeks. The statistics for data analysis were percentage, mean, standard deviation and paired t-test.
The results showed that most of the subjects were the most of nursing students ever exercise 70% and the most of regular exercise was aerobic at 80% , walking at 76.67%, running 16.67% and swimming 13.33%. The duration of each exercise more than 30 minute was 60%.
After nursing student into exercise applied Rum Klong -Yao program found that body weight, BMI, Body fat ,decrease with statistical significance at level .05. And flexibility of the back hips and legs in the back, muscle strength. Muscle endurance of legs, agility and balance of body, cardiovascular endurance were good level than before at .05.
This applied Rum Klong – yao program could enhance physical fitness. Therefore,faculty of nursing should provide exercise program for nursing students or other students in order to promote them for healthy persons.