Effect of Eight Weekly Aerobic Training Program on Auditory Reaction Time and MaxVO2 in Visual Impairments

  •  Cengiz Taskin    


The aim of study was to examine the effect of eight weekly aerobic exercises on auditory reaction time and maxvo2 in visual impairments. Forty visual impairment children that have blind 3 classification from the Turkey, experimental group; (age=15.60±1.10 years; height=164.15±4.88 cm; weight=66.60±4.77 kg) for twenty subject and control group; (age=15.40±1.09; height=166.30±3.87 cm; weight=65.20±3.94 kg) for twenty subject, participated as volunteer in this research. The audio reaction time in dominant hand assessments were made by Newtest 1/1000 sensitive reaction timer. This study that used the 20-m shuttle run test to estimate peak oxygen consumption (VO2max) for visual impairment children in experimental and control groups on a wooden gymnasium floor. Exercise intensity was determined according to the workload reached during the maximal graded exercise test. Reserve heart rate was calculated as the difference between peak and resting heart rate, multiplied by the intensity of exercise and added to resting heart rate, according to the Karvonen method. MaxVO2 was significantly different between experimental and control group in pre-test (P<0.05). On the other hand, auditory reaction time was insignificant differences between experimental and control grouping pre-test (P>0.05). Auditory reaction time and MaxVO2 was significantly different between pre-test and post-test in experimental group (P<0.05). On the other hand, auditory reaction time and MaxVO2was insignificant differences between pre-test and post-test in control group (P>0.05). In conclusion, regular aerobic training programs in visual-impaired ones will lead to improvements in auditory reaction time and maximal oxygen capacity and sweep their disadvantages in comparison to their peers.

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