The Effects of Lower Body Resistance Training on Balance and Fall Prevention in the Elderly
The aim of the study is to prevent falls related to poor lower body strength adn balance in the elderly.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
|Official Title:||The Effects of Lower Body Resistance Training on Balance and Fall Prevention in the Elderly|
- Balance improvement [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Postural orthostatic hypotension test-blood pressure taken while sitting and standing.
Balanced test with Biodex Balance System SD-a person's ability to maintain balance on an unstable surface.
|Study Start Date:||August 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The purpose of the study is to determine the effects of a structured lower body resistance training program on balance in an elderly population. Our hypothesis is that elderly adults will improve their balance following a structured lower body strength training program compared to those who do not engage in a lower body strength training program.