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The effects of a 12-week multifactorial exercise and balance training program on balance control in older adults

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dc.contributor.author Jehu, Deborah
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-18T14:13:16Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-18T14:13:16Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/4103
dc.description.abstract The current thesis investigated the effects of a 12-week multifactorial exercise and balance training program on balance control in older adults. Participants completed a baseline testing session which included a series of questionnaires, anthropometric measures, and 18 stance and walking tests. Those who were randomly assigned to the exercise group participated in the 12-week training program while the comparison group was asked not to change anything in his/her lifestyle during the 12-week control period, but were invited to participate in the training program after his/her control period. The same testing protocol was repeated after the 12-week period. The results indicated that there were improvements in the time to complete the walking tests but no change in trunk sway in both the exercise and comparison groups. No changes in stance durations or trunk sway were observed. The findings suggest that the current training program showed no significant improvement in balance control in healthy older adults. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject trunk sway, balance, gait, multifactorial exercise, older adults en_US
dc.title The effects of a 12-week multifactorial exercise and balance training program on balance control in older adults en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.Sc. Applied Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Applied Health Sciences Program en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Applied Health Sciences en_US


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