Full Program »
The Short-Term Effects of The Motor, Cognitive and Perceptual Skills Program On Music On Balance In The Elderly: Randomizirana Klinična Študija
Introduction: One of the main measures to prevent falls in the elderly is balance-oriented exercise. The exercise of motor, cognitive and perceptual skills performed with music has been successfully integrated into the physiotherapeutic treatment of the elderly with poorer balance, but its effectiveness on balance has not yet been thoroughly investigated. Methods: We conducted a randomized clinical study in the elderly between 76 and 101 years of age with balance problems according to the principles of randomisation into study (10) and control group (10). The study group received 2x weekly regular exercise in a 3-month period, and the control group only group physiotherapy exercises once a week. Results: In the study group, there was a statistically significant improvement in the results of the Berg scale for assessing balance (p = 0.000) and the Tinetti test (p = 0.030) for assessing balance and predicting falls in the elderly. The improvement in functional range results occurred only in the study group, but the differences in the pre- and post-test phases were not statistically significant. Conclusions: Based on the analysis of the results, we find that a reduced form of exercise can help improve the balance of the elderly.