Twelve weeks of BodyBalance® training improved balance and functional task performance in middle-aged and older adults
Nicholson, Vaughan P., McKean, Mark R. and Burkett, Brendan J.. (2014). Twelve weeks of BodyBalance® training improved balance and functional task performance in middle-aged and older adults. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 9, pp. 1895 - 1904. https://doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S71769
|Authors||Nicholson, Vaughan P., McKean, Mark R. and Burkett, Brendan J.|
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of BodyBalance® training on balance, functional task performance, fear of falling, and health-related quality of life in adults aged over 55 years. Participants and methods: A total of 28 healthy, active adults aged 66±5 years completed the randomized controlled trial. Balance, functional task performance, fear of falling, and self-reported quality of life were assessed at baseline and after 12 weeks. Participants either undertook two sessions of BodyBalance per week for 12 weeks (n=15) or continued with their normal activities (n=13). Results: Significant group-by-time interactions were found for the timed up and go (P=0.038), 30-second chair stand (P=0.037), and mediolateral center-of-pressure range in narrow stance with eyes closed (P=0.017). There were no significant effects on fear of falling or self-reported quality of life. Conclusion: Twelve weeks of BodyBalance training is effective at improving certain balance and functional based tasks in healthy older adults.
|Keywords||postural control; yoga; tai chi; center of pressure; exercise|
|Journal||Clinical Interventions in Aging|
|Journal citation||9, pp. 1895 - 1904|
|Publisher||Dove Medical Press Ltd.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S71769|
|Open access||Open access|
|Page range||1895 - 1904|
|Research Group||School of Allied Health|
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|Place of publication||New Zealand|
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