Volume 26, Number 137 (6-2016)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2016, 26(137): 50-61 | Back to browse issues page


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Mahmoodi F. Effect of Corrective Exercise on Postural Stability in Elderly Women with hyperkyphosis. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2016; 26 (137) :50-61
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-7694-en.html

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Background and purpose: Aging and decreased physical activity can cause tribulation in physical functions and decline in postural stability. Women with hyperkyphosis have increased body sway, which can increase the risk of falls. This study examined the effects of corrective exercises on postural stability in elderly women with hyperkyphosis.

Materials and methods: A randomized controlled trial was carried out in 30 adults (60- 75 years old) who were chosen by purposive sampling from Jahandine Elderly Center in Arak, spring 2014. The participants were randomly assigned into an experimental group (n= 13) and a control group (n= 13). The subjects in exercise group participated in an 8 week (3 sessions a week) corrective exercise program. But no intervention was performed in the control group. TURN180 test and flexicurve ruler were used in pre and post-test for evaluation of postural stability and kyphosis angle. To analyze the data, dependent t-test and covariate analysis at significance level of P<0.05 were applied.

Results: Twenty six participants completed post-test measures. Kyphosis angle was changed in the experimental group from 50.58 to 48.84 degrees (P=.002) and significant improvements were seen in the TURN180 test (P=.008). But there was no significant difference in the control group.

Conclusion: According to current results corrective exercises could be effective in improving kyphosis angle, and postural stability which would consequently decrease the risk of fall.

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