publication . Article . 2016

Comparing the effects of balance training with and without cognitive tasks on the quality of life and balance performance in community-dwelling older adults: a single-blind randomized clinical trial

Ehsan Sinaei; Fahimeh Kamali; Ahmadreza Nematollahi; Zahra Etminan;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2016 Journal: Journal of Rehabilitation Sciences and Research (issn: 2345-6159, eissn: 2345-6159, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Abstract
Background: Aging process can deteriorate the ability to maintain balance, specifically under dual-task conditions. Thus far, different methods of exercises therapy have been applied to improve balance performance of older adults. The present study was designed to compare the effects of two protocols of balance training on the quality of life (QoL) and balance performance in older adults with mild balance impairments. Methods: Twenty-four older adults over 60 years old were allocated randomly into single-task (n=12) and dual-task (n=12) exercise groups. Single-task group received routine balance exercises, over a four-week period and dual...
Subjects
free text keywords: Older adults, Falling, Balance training, Quality of life, Dual-task, Therapeutics. Pharmacology, RM1-950
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