Efficacy of Education With Balance Exercise in Improving Balance and Reducing the Fear of Falls in Elderly
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02333994|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 8, 2015
Last Update Posted : January 8, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Distorted; Balance||Device: GROUP A education programme as well as balance training exercises Other: GROUP B on-platform training||Not Applicable|
Present study was an experimental design. A total of 60 elderly subjects were selected as per the selection criteria and they were randomly allocated in two equal groups i.e.Group A- (Experimental Group)- Balance Exercises and Education Program Group B - (Control Group) - Balance exercises.procedure of study was explained to each subject and written consent was taken from them.
The aim of the study was to evaluate the Efficacy of Education With Balance Exercise in Reducing Fear of Falls in Elderly Population .
Materials and Methods In the present study the educational program along with balance training was delivered to group A, (Experimental group) and only Balance training was delivered to group B, (Control group) for 6 weeks for 1 hr duration once weekly. Education program included education about the risk factors of falls such as environmental hazards, importance of good nutrition, use of stick while walking, avoiding slippery surfaces. Balance training consists of stance activities and balance exercise program. The outcome measures for this intervention were Activities specific balance confidence scale and berg balance scale.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Efficacy of Education With Balance Exercise in Improving Balance and Reducing the Fear of Falls in Elderly|
|Study Start Date :||March 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||January 2014|
Experimental: GROUP A
EDUCATION PROGRAMME AND BALANCE TRAINING EXERCISES
Device: GROUP A education programme as well as balance training exercises
Group A received education programme as well as balance training exercises.The intervention group attended one-hour training classes once a week for 6 consecutive weeks. The classes involved both lectures and discussions and were guided through with handouts and worksheets. Each session began by giving a summary of the previous session and continued with the main topic of the session. The intervention program also engaged the participants in discussions about their concerns regarding falling and on topics pertaining to identifying and reducing the risk factors of falls, including environmental hazards in and out of the house
Active Comparator: GROUP B
Other: GROUP B on-platform training
on-platform training was performed while standing and while sitting on a 22-inch therapeutic ball, 1 eyes open or closed 2 normal or reduced area of foot support 3 on foam or floor 4 with or without manual p
Other Name: BALANCE TRAINING
- BERG BALANCE SCALE [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
- ACTIVITY BALANCE CONFIDENCE SCALE [ Time Frame: 6 WEEKS ]
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|Principal Investigator:||DIVYA MIDHA, MPT(NEURO)||MAHARISHI MARKANDESHWAR UNIVERSITY|