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zarei H, rajabi R, Minoonejad H. The effect of 6 weeks training with ground balance ladder on postural control and risk of falling elderly. jgn. 2017; 3 (4)
URL: http://jgn.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-231-en.html
Assistant Professor University of Tehran , h.minoonejad@ut.ac.ir
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Objectives: Falls one of the most common and serious problems of old age and has a lot of physical, psychological and financial burden consequences.Maintaining balance and mobility is essential for Healthy aging.The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of six weeks of training with ground-balance ladder on the static and dynamic balance of the elderly.
Methods& Materials: This study is a semi experimental research with pretest-posttest plan, in which 30 male and female elderly between 70 and 79 years (15 men with an average age of 73.87 ± 2.84 and 15 women with an average age of 75.00 ± 2.95)were randomly divided into two experimental and control groups. The experimental group did balance trainingwith ground ladders balance (6 weeks, 3 sessions per week, each session 45 minutes).The control group just did walking exercise lonely. Berg Balance Scale (BBS) tests and Timed Get up & Go (TUG)were taken before and after 6 weeks of training. analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to analyze the data, SPSS-18 statistical package was used for all analyzes. In this study, significance level equal was considered to 95% and level of alpha was considered less than or equal to 0/05.
Results: The results of this study indicated a significant effect of a training period with Balance ground ladder on balance improvement. Possible reasons for improving balance as a result of exercise include increased strength and endurance of the Lower extremity of the subjects and improvement of the range of motion in Lower extremity joints. According to the findings of this research, it can be suggested that special attention should be paid to exercises with Balance ground ladders in designing programs for improving balance in the elderly.
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that exercise with a ground-balance ladder can improve the static and dynamic balance in the elderly. Therefore, it can be concluded from the results of this study that exercises can be used to improve the static and dynamic balance of the elderly.

Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/08/9 | Accepted: 2017/09/6 | Published: 2017/09/16

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