Ramiz Arabacı

Uludag University, Boursa, Bursa, Turkey

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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this study is to investigate whether the supervised exercise program including balance exercises was superior to home exercise programs in improving clinical parameters and balance status in patients with FM. Fifty women who were diagnosed with primary FM were assigned into supervised exercise group (Group 1) and home exercise group (Group 2). Evaluation parameters were clinical parameters [pain, number of tender points (NTP), Beck Depression Scale (BDS), Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ)], and parameters associated with balance [timed up and go test (TUGT), four square step test (FSST), Berg Balance Scale (BBS), Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC), and static balance measurements]. Significant differences were determined between all pre- and post-exercise clinical follow-up parameters at 12th week in Group 1. There was a significant difference only in the BDS score between baseline and at the 24th week. When the changes in balance parameters in Group 1 were investigated, a significant difference was noted at the 12th week in terms of TUGT, FSST, and ABC scale scores compared to baseline; however, the significant change maintained only in ABC scale at the 24th week compared to baseline. Significant differences were noted in all clinical parameters in Group 2 at the 12th week, whereas no difference was observed at the 24th week. Evaluation of balance parameters in Group 2 at the 12th week revealed significant differences in terms of the TUGT, FSST, BBS, and ABC scale scores compared to baseline, whereas 24th week evaluation revealed significant differences only in the BBS and ABC scale scores. When the two groups were compared, a significant difference was observed in favor of Group 2 only for the BBS at the 12th week evaluation. Exercise programs had short-term beneficial effects on either clinical signs or dynamic balance.
    Rheumatology International 05/2012; 33(3). DOI:10.1007/s00296-012-2444-y · 1.63 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of the our study is an ınvestıgatıon ınto the openıngs used by top 100 chess players. The chess games (n=2046) that 70 players, who took part in Top 100 list, played during January-April 2006 period were examined. The frequencies and percentages of the openings used were calculated. Separating the chess players into five different age groups, the frequency values and percentages of the openings they used, and the winning, defeating, and drawing were calculated using the Chi-Square Test and evaluated statistically.The most frequently played openings were as follows respectively: Sicilian defence (n=476; 23,3%), Queen's Gambit (n=326; 1,9%), Ruy Lopez/Spanish Game (n=252; 12,3%).The kinds of openings, Semi-Open Games (33 %) are the most frequent and Other Black Response To d4 (4,1 %) is the least frequently played. According to the kinds of openings, there are statistically significant differences between the drawings, winnings and defeatings obtained (pIt can be claimed that Top 100 players prefer Semi-Open Games most; the winning, defeating, and drawing percentages change depending on the increasing age and the kinds of openings played; and the best opening is Caro-Kann for Whites, French Defence for Blacks, and Petrof's Defence for a draw.
    International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport 01/2006; 6(1). · 0.85 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Aim: To investigate the prevalence of snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness and other sleep symptoms in a group of professional wrestlers and to identify the risk factors of snoring in these subjects. Methods: A questionnaire was administered to 55 professional wrestlers and 44 age matched men. All subjects answered nine questions about their sleep and snoring habits and self-graded on a scale of 0 to 4. The questions were also related to demographic characteristics, Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS) and general medical history. Results: There were no significant differences in age, smoking and alcohol intake between wrestlers and control subjects. Obesity (p=0.004) was significantly more common and neck circumference (p=0.004) significantly higher in wrestlers than in control subjects. Bed time were significantly early (p=0.006), wake time significantly late (p=0.014), total sleep time significantly higher (p<0.001) in wrestlers when compared to control subjects. Habitual snoring rated was reported by 9.1% of wrestlers and by 6.8% of control subjects (p>0.05). The prevalence of excessive daytime sleepiness, witnessed apnea, morning headache, restless leg, insomnia, sleep talking, sleep walking and mean ESS were not significantly different in wrestlers when compared to control subjects. Conclusion: There were no significant differences with respect to habitual snoring, daytime sleepiness and ESS between wrestlers and control subjects. However, obesity and large neck circumference were much more common among wrestlers.
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to determine the changes occurring in the height, weight, percentage of body fat, anaerobic power, strength, speed, aerobic capacity, anaerobic capacity and flexibility of cadet and junior wrestlers during the general preparation, special preparation, competitive and off season of training programme and also to determine the effects of this program on these characteristics. This study was conducted on 40 subjects. The subjects were divided into 4 groups; the experimental cadet and the experimental junior groups consisted of 10 wrestlers, control cadet and control junior groups consisted of 10 students. Physical fitness tests, percentage-based changes have been calculated in comparison with the initial data. The comparison of groups was made by multi-variable variance analysis. In our study, the increases in strength, aerobic capacity, flexibility, anaerobic power an aerobic capacity of wrestlers during the general preparation, special preparation and competition periods were statistically found much more than of the ones who do not exercise regularly (p<0.05). For wrestlers didn't have training during the transition period, their strength, speed, aerobic capacity, flexibility, anaerobic power an capacity decreased and the percentage of body fat and weight increased. For this reason, wrestlers should have active relaxation during the transition period. The same training program has been applied and it has been seen that there is no significant difference between the changes in anaerobic power, flexibility, speed, strength, weight, anaerobic capacity, aerobic capacity and percentage of body fat of junior and cadet wrestlers (p>0.05). There face, it shows us that the some training program can be applied to cadet and junior wrestlers. In order to follow the improvements in physiological characteristics of wrestlers better, these characteristics should be evaluated before the season, at the end of the general preparation period, special preparation period, the competition period and the transition period when there is insufficiency while improving these characteristics, training programs should be replanned and changed and by this way the insufficiencies of wrestlers should be satisfied before the important competitions.