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...