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Vol. 3, Issue 12, Part B (2017)

Dual-Task net-step exercise versus balance training exercise program on foam rubber pad in community-based older adults: A randomized clinical trial

Dual-Task net-step exercise versus balance training exercise program on foam rubber pad in community-based older adults: A randomized clinical trial

Author(s)
Dr. Satyam S Bhodaji, Dr. Sanjiv Kumar and Dr. Prashant Naik
Abstract
Background: Balance and Cognitive dysfunction are common symptoms in individuals as they age. This makes older individual more prevalent to fall, fear of falling and reduction in Quality of life. Hence there is a need to develop effective balance training programs at community level.
Purpose: To investigate the effects of Dual-Task Net-Step exercises and balance training program using a Foam rubber pad in Indian community-Based older adults.
Design: Randomized clinical trial.
Setting: The study was conducted at old age homes in Belagavi city, Karnataka state India.
Patients: 30 individuals in the 65 to 80 years group were recruited for balance dysfunction.
Intervention: Intervention included in Group A: Dual-task Net-step Exercise and Group B: Exercise on Foam Rubber Pad.
Measurements: Patients were assessed at baseline and at fourth week post intervention using one lag stance test (OLS), Time up and go test (TUG), chair standing test (CST) and Modified fall efficacy scale (MFES).
Results: Mean, standard deviation, paired and unpaired t test were used do inter and intra comparison in the two intervention groups. Both the groups showed positive results in terms of balance measurement.
Conclusion: Both the groups showed positive results in balance function. Group B was significantly better than Group A in improving balance when compared with OLS, TUG, CST and MFES.
Pages: 78-83  |  1084 Views  125 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Dr. Satyam S Bhodaji, Dr. Sanjiv Kumar, Dr. Prashant Naik. Dual-Task net-step exercise versus balance training exercise program on foam rubber pad in community-based older adults: A randomized clinical trial. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(12):78-83.
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