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JABS 2016, 6(2): 255-263 Back to browse issues page
Comparing the Effect of Balance Training with and Without Suit Therapy on the Balance and the Gait Pattern of Patients with Parkinsin's Disease
Majid Khodadadi 1, Nader Rahnama2, Jaber Zamani2
1- Department of sport pathology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Islamic Azad University Isfahan (Khorasghan), Isfahan, Iran , makhodadadi@yahoo.co.uk
2- Department of sport pathology, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
Abstract:   (7205 Views)

Background & Objective: Parkinson's Disease  is a progressive neurologic disorder affecting the central nervous system. The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of balance training with and without suit therapy on the balance and the gait pattern of patients with Parkinson's Disease.

Material & Methods: participants with Parkinson's Disease were divided  into three groups of control, with suit therapy, and without suit therapy. The control group received only pharmacotherapy, while the groups with and without suit therapy received eigh weeks balance training in addition to pharmacotherapy. The patient's balance  and gait  were evaluted by Berg and Tinetti scales, respectively at the pretest and posttest of this study.

Result: The result of the study showed significant difference in balance between the three groups (P<0/05). The groups with and without suit therapy were significantly more effective than control group (P<0/05), but between groups with and without suit therapy no significant difference was observed (P=0/076). The result of the study also revealed significant difference in gait between the three groups (P<0/05). The groups with and without suit therapy were significantly more effective than control group (P<0/05), and the group with suit therapy was significantly more effective than the group without suit therapy (P<0/05).

Conclusion: To do balance traning is better than not to do it, and balance training with suit therapy is better than without suit therapy

Keywords: Balance traninig, Suit therapy, Balance, Gait, Parkinson's disease
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Received: 2016/02/1 | Accepted: 2016/05/14 | Published: 2016/09/10


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