Effect of aquatic and land-based exercises on post-stroke postural balance of women

Kamali, M. and Ghasemi, B. and Salehi, M.A. and Sharif-Moradi, K. and Sayyah, M. (2016) Effect of aquatic and land-based exercises on post-stroke postural balance of women. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 20.

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Background: Stroke as a sudden death of brain cells due to insufficient blood supply may impair the postural balance. The disturbance in balance may increase and decrease the risk of fall and self-confidence, respectively. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the effect of aquatic and land-based exercises on postural balance of women after stroke. Materials and Methods: In this observational study, 36 women with stroke were randomly allocated into three groups: Exercise in water (Group 1), Exercise on land (Group 2) and control. Groups 1 and 2 were participated in a 8-week exercise program. The Control group did not participate in any exercise during this period. All participants performed the functional reach test. Results: Results showed that postural balance of the patients was improved after the exercise therapy (P<0.001). Exercise in water and on land improved the postural balance of the patients (P<0.001). The effect size for exercise in water was 10 more than exercise on land. Conclusion: While the exercise therapy can improve the active balance of patients with stroke, the exercise in water is more effective on postural balance than the land-based exercise.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 07 May 2017 11:57
Last Modified: 28 May 2017 12:49
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1503

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