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RMJ. 2018; 43(2): 328-331


Effectiveness of balance training on quality of life in osteoporotic women

Irum Yaqoob, Shakir Ullah Khan.

Abstract
Objectives: The aim of randomized control trial was to assess the effects of balance training on quality of life of osteoporotic females.
Methodology: The trial included three groups with 19 subjects in total. Group I was given individual balance training, Group II was given circuit training for balance and the Group III balance training using Wii fit plus. The duration of the study was 6 weeks with exercise protocol for 30 minutes/day, 3 days a week for 6 weeks. The inclusion criteria for the study was females aged between 45-75 years having Bone Mineral Density (BMD)< -2.5 and Potential faller (2 or more falls in 1 years). The base line measurements were done using BMD and Osteoporosis Quality of life questionnaire (Qualeffo-41) was used to document the quality of life. Data was again taken after 6 weeks of intervention that included Qualeffo-41 and was analyzed on SPSS version 20.
Results: There was no statistically significant improvement in quality of life between three groups (P=0.52). However, pre and post intervention analysis showed improved results after 6 weeks of balance training in all groups. The mean difference of pre and post analysis of each group and Individual task specific intervention group participants showed the most improvements in quality of life.
Conclusion: Although the results were not significant but pre and post measures of three groups showed improvements with most improvements in Individual task specific intervention.

Key words: Balance, falls, group circuit training, Individual Task specific, osteoporosis, quality of life, Wii Fit Plus.


 
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