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Título: Institutionalized elderly rehabilitation Improving balance ability with a platform technology
Autor: Pimentel, Maria Manuela da Silva
Mendes, Eugénia
Novo, André
Preto, Leonel
Palavras-chave: Aging
Balance
Fear of falling
Platform games
Data: 2015
Citação: Pimentel, Maria Manuela da Silva; Mendes, Eugénia; Novo, André; Preto, Leonel (2015) - Institutionalized elderly rehabilitation Improving balance ability with a platform technology. In 4th Baltic and North Sea Conference on Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Riga, Latvia
Resumo: Ageing is associated with a decrease in the functionality of all organic systems. One factor that affects the quality of life in the elderly is the decrease of balance that sometimes leads to falls and consequently the fear of falling. In this sense, it is essential to try to mitigate this progressive degeneration. Platform technology can be used to improve balance in elderly and thus enable them a better quality of life and well-being. To investigate whether an exercise program, using platform games, improve balance in a group of institutionalized elderly. A quasi-experimental study was design in which it was used a sociodemographic questionnaire, nine of the ten tests of Fullerton Balance Advanced Scale to assess balance and the Falls Efficacy Scale (FES) to assess fear of falling. The exercises program where performed on the platform, and applied in 10 minutes session three times a week for two months. 20 elderly were included, 70% women, with an average age of 82.20 ± 4.92 years, 55% are widowed, 35% single and 10% are married. Results of the Fullerton Balance Advanced Scale evaluation showed that 17 elderly improved balance and 3 elderly decreased. Fear of falling results showed a statistically significant increase (Z = -2.875; p = .004) from the first to the second assessment moment (67.20 ± 12.07 vs 70.25 ± 12.94). The exercise program set up with the technology platform has improved balance and decreased fear of falling in the elderly who participated in this study. Platform games can be used in rehabilitation of elderly to improve balance and reduce fear of falling.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10198/12414
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