عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and Aims: Problems Musculoskeletal increase with age, which affects the older people at different levels. Old age is associated with reduced physiological capacity that can lead to increased disability, loss of balance and falling. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of the effect of four weeks of selective balancing exercises on reducing the Risk of falling of inactive elderly women with imbalance.
Materials and Methods: This study is a semi experimental research with pretest-posttest plan, in which 30 women elderly between 60 and 70 years were randomly divided into experimental (n=15) and one control groups (n=15). The experimental group did selective balancing exercises (4 weeks, 3 sessions per week, each session 30 minutes). In order to assess on Risk of falling of subject, Berg Balance Scale test was used. To analyze the data, independent t-test using SPSS software was used.
Results: The results showed that in the experimental group, there was a significant difference in the scores obtained between the two pre-test and post-test stages in reducing the risk of falling (p <0.05). However, there was no significant difference in the control group to reduce the risk of falling.
Conclusion: This study showed that selective balancing exercises reduce can improve postural control and decrease the risk of falls in the elderly. Therefore it can be used to reduce risk of falls.