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COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE EFFICACY OF STRATEGY TRAINING PROGRAM OVER CONVENTIONAL BALANCE PROGRAM FOR RESTORATION OF BALANCE IN PATIENTS WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE

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Author(s): Jibi Paul | E. Mythili

Journal: International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research
ISSN 2321-1822

Volume: 01;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 219;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Parkinson’s diseases | Balance | Ankle and hip strategy | Conventional balance program

ABSTRACT
Background and introduction:The term “Parkinson’s Diseases” is equated to “paralysis agitans” and is consideredas primary “Idiopathic” form of the disease. Balance instability results from alteration at the clinical informationprocessing level, rather than dysfunction of inputs. Strategy training program with conventional balance programand conventional balance program alone are executed to Parkinson’s diseases to improve balance. Theobjectivesof the study were to find out the effect of conventional balance program, strategy training programwithconventional balance program, and strategy training program with conventional balance program overconventional balance program when delivered on patients with Parkinson’s disease.Method:Thirty subjects with moderate Parkinson’s disease participated in the study and were randomly assignedinto two groups. Group 1 received strategy training program with conventional balance program. Group2received conventional balance program. The balance was charted out using Berg Balance Scale before theintervention was delivered. The intervention duration was 4 weeks and at the end of the 4thweek balance wasreassessed using Berg Balance Scale and statistical analysis executed.Results:Based upon rank and using Mann Whitney test P-value is derived. The smaller the P value (
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