The effect of central stability training on the equilibrium associated with falling in the elderly men with low mobility
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Paper ID : 1798-11THCONF
1M.A Student at University of Tehran
2M.A Student at University f Tehran
3Assistant Professor of University of Tehran
Introduction: Aging is a process that occurs over time, leading to structural and functional changes in the body, systems, parts or tissues of the body that directly affect the balance associated with falling. The problem in this structure causes the disturbance in balance, which leads to a decrease in quality of life. Therefore, it is necessary to use low-cost methods without side effects to solve and prevent this problem. So, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of an intervention program on the fall-related balance in elderly men with low mobility in Marivan city.
Methodology: In this quasi-experimental study, 22 elderly men of Marivan city were selected randomly, Targeted and available that assigned to two groups of control (n = 11) and experimental (n = 11) among the age range of 60-72 years old. To collect the data, 30-Second Chair Stand Test, Sit and Reach Test, Static Balance (Open and Closed Eyes), Get Up and Go Test, 10-Meter Walk Test (With and Without Obstacles). The central stability training group performed exercises for 8 weeks (2 sessions per week and 40-30 minutes each session). In order to analyze the data, Shapiro-Wilk test was used to examine the normality, Levene's test for homogeneity analysis of variances, Paired T-test for intragroup changes and ANCOVA test for intergroup changes were used.
Results: The mean post-test score of the experimental group was the strength of the lower extremities (27.81), static equilibrium with open eyes (60.26) and closed eyes (20.01), flexibility (28.89), dynamic balance (10.39) and There was a significant improvement in speed of 10 m without obstacle (03.37) and barrier (04.48) in the training group compared to the control group (P <0.05).
Discussion: The findings of this study confirmed the impact of exercising intervention, especially strength training on improving motor factors associated with falling and possible preventing of falling in elderly men.