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Effect of Single Task Training versus Dual Task Training on Balance in Geriatrics

Priti Agni, Ruchi Brid

Abstract: Falls in geriatric population is mainly during dual task. This study was carried out to investigate effect of single task training versus dual task training on balance in geriatrics. Eleven males and 10 females in age group of 66-70 year of age and 4 males and 5 females of 71-75 year of age were randomly divided in three groups, 10 participants each (i) single task group, (ii) motor-motor group, (iii) motor-cognitive group. Balance training was given thrice a week for 2 weeks; duration of each session of training was 20 minutes. The outcome measures were functional reach test, Tinneti score, Bergs balance scale. There was a significant improvement in balance in all three training groups. Motor cognitive dual task training was found to be the most effective as compared to single task and motor-motor dual task training.

Keywords: Single task, Dual task, Motor - motor training, Motor - cognitive training, Geriatric, Balance

Country: India, Subject Area: Physiotherapy

Pages: 129 - 132

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019

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Priti Agni, Ruchi Brid, "Effect of Single Task Training versus Dual Task Training on Balance in Geriatrics", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR),, Volume 8 Issue 10, October 2019, 129 - 132

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