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RMJ. 2018; 43(1): 124-128


Effects of turning and cognitive training in fall prevention with dual task training in elderly with balance impairment

Komal Khan, Misbah Ghous, Arshad Nawaz Malik, Mian Imran Amjad, Iqbal Tariq.

Abstract
Objective: To compare the effect of turning & cognitive training in fall prevention with dual task training in elderly with balance impairment.
Methodology: In this single blind randomized control trial, integrated 40 adults with mean age of 63.012.0, of either gender, able to stand and walk with and without use of assistive devices, having no other neurological impairment were part of study. The intervention protocol was of 6 weeks with 30-45 minutes basic balance training: turning & cognitive training (TCT, n=20) and Dual tasking Training (DTT, n=20). The demographics were recorded and standardized assessment tools included Berg balance scale (BBS), Timed Get up and Go test (TUG), 10 meter walk test and Functional reach test (FRT). The measurements were obtained at baseline and post-intervention level. SPSS 21 was used for data analysis.
Results: Significant improvement was notified in BBS and TUG test (p<0.05). When independent sample T test was used after end of intervention in both groups, no significant difference was noted in FRT and 10MWT with (p>0.05) in both groups.
Conclusion: There was remarkable improvement in postural balance and on turning effect after integrating dual task training. For physically inactive elderly individuals, these interventions can enhance mobility, improve balance and lessen risk of fall.

Key words: Turning single task training, dual tasking, balance, fall, elderly


 
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Komal Khan, Misbah Ghous, Arshad Nawaz Malik, Mian Imran Amjad, Iqbal Tariq. Effects of turning and cognitive training in fall prevention with dual task training in elderly with balance impairment. RMJ. 2018; 43(1): 124-128.


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Komal Khan, Misbah Ghous, Arshad Nawaz Malik, Mian Imran Amjad, Iqbal Tariq. Effects of turning and cognitive training in fall prevention with dual task training in elderly with balance impairment. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=276166 [Access: January 16, 2019].


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Komal Khan, Misbah Ghous, Arshad Nawaz Malik, Mian Imran Amjad, Iqbal Tariq. Effects of turning and cognitive training in fall prevention with dual task training in elderly with balance impairment. RMJ. 2018; 43(1): 124-128.



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Komal Khan, Misbah Ghous, Arshad Nawaz Malik, Mian Imran Amjad, Iqbal Tariq. Effects of turning and cognitive training in fall prevention with dual task training in elderly with balance impairment. RMJ. (2018), [cited January 16, 2019]; 43(1): 124-128.



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Komal Khan, Misbah Ghous, Arshad Nawaz Malik, Mian Imran Amjad, Iqbal Tariq (2018) Effects of turning and cognitive training in fall prevention with dual task training in elderly with balance impairment. RMJ, 43 (1), 124-128.



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Komal Khan, Misbah Ghous, Arshad Nawaz Malik, Mian Imran Amjad, Iqbal Tariq. 2018. Effects of turning and cognitive training in fall prevention with dual task training in elderly with balance impairment. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (1), 124-128.



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Komal Khan, Misbah Ghous, Arshad Nawaz Malik, Mian Imran Amjad, Iqbal Tariq. "Effects of turning and cognitive training in fall prevention with dual task training in elderly with balance impairment." Rawal Medical Journal 43 (2018), 124-128.



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Komal Khan, Misbah Ghous, Arshad Nawaz Malik, Mian Imran Amjad, Iqbal Tariq. "Effects of turning and cognitive training in fall prevention with dual task training in elderly with balance impairment." Rawal Medical Journal 43.1 (2018), 124-128. Print.



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Komal Khan, Misbah Ghous, Arshad Nawaz Malik, Mian Imran Amjad, Iqbal Tariq (2018) Effects of turning and cognitive training in fall prevention with dual task training in elderly with balance impairment. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (1), 124-128.








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