The effect of walking training on cobblestone mats and wearing sandals with textured insoles on static, dynamic, functional and fear of falling in elderly
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1Assistant professor at Department of Motor Behavior, Sport Sciences Research Institute, Tehran, Iran
2Ph.D. student of motor behavior Kharzmi University Tehran
Abstract
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of walking training on cobblestone mats and wearing sandals with textured insoles on static, dynamic, functional and fear of falling in elderly.
Methodology: 30 eligible subjects were selected and randomly divided into 3 groups of 10 subjects. The groups consisted of the experimental group training walking on artificial cobblestone mats, and the second experimental group trained walking wearing sandals with textured insoles and the control group. In the pre-test and post-test phases, static and dynamic balance were measured using Biodex Balance System and Berg Balance Scale was used to evaluate functional balance. Fall Efficacy Scale International (FES-I) was used for measuring fall fearing. Experimental groups trained for 12 weeks, 3 sessions each week. For data analysis, mixed ANOVA (2 × 3) were used.
Results: The results showed that the walking training on cobblestone mats had a significant effect on dynamic balance (P = 0.003), functional (P = 0.016), and fear of falling (P = 0.001). Also, the functional balance (P = 0.016), and the fear of falling (P = 0.004) were improved significantly in the second experimental group. Static balance was not affected by any of the interventions (P = 0.635).
Discussion: As a result, walking training on cobblestone mats and wearing sandals with textured insoles can improve some of the indicators of balance and decrease fear of falling in elderly.The results can be used in balance intervention for the elderly.
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