Effects of Single-task Versus Dual-task Training on balancePERFORMANCE

2018-08-03 15:20:13 | BioPortfolio


Background: Impairment in the control of balance is a common problem among elderly patients especially whom with osteoarthritis (OA).

Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of single-task and dual-task training on balance performance in the elderly osteoarthritic patients with balance impairment.


Fifty elderly osteoarthritic patients with balance impairment were included into this study. Patients were randomly assigned to single task balance training (Group 1) or dual-task balance training (Group 2) groups. Balance activities were given to both groups for 3 times a week for 4 weeks. Patients in group 2 also performed cognitive tasks simultaneously with these exercises. Patients were evaluated with Berg balance scale (BBS), kinesthetic ability trainer (KAT 2000) static and dynamic scores, timed up and go test (TUTG) and walking speed for single and dual tasks, number of stopping and Activities Specific Balance Confidence (ABC) Scale at the baseline and at the end of 4 weeks.

Study Design


Balance Impairment


single task balance training, dual task balance training




Ufuk University

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