Effects of Dual-Task Balance Training on the Balance Ability in Elderly Women

Sung-Tae Park1,*   

1Seowon University


This study was to investigate the effects of dual-task balance training on the balance ability in elderly women. Elderly women were divided into two groups: Balance training group(BTG, n=10) and Non-exercise group(CG, n=10). BTG has participated in dual-task balance training assuming the performance of specific functions in daily life on three times a week for 12 weeks. Before and after the training period, all participants have measured the brief-BESTest, which is a comprehensive balance test for the elderly. The results of this study were as follows: BTG was significantly increased in brief-BESTest total score, and also in analysis of the detailed items, BTG was significantly increased after training in stability (functional reach forward), postural adjustment (stand on one leg), postural response(compensatory stepping), and sensory orientation (stance with eyes closed on form pad). As conclusions, this study confirmed that dual-task balance training has improved overall posture control and balance recovery ability of elderly women.

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