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Effect of aquatic and land-based exercises on post-stroke postural balance of women
Mostafa Kamali, Behnam Ghasemi, Mohammad Ali Salehi, Keivan Sharif-Moradi *, Mansoor Sayyah
University of Kashan , ksharifmoradi@gmail.com
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Background: Stroke as a sudden death of brain cells due to insufficient blood supply may impair the postural balance. The disturbance in balance may increase and decrease the risk of fall and self-confidence, respectively. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the effect of aquatic and land-based exercises on postural balance of women after stroke.

Materials and Methods: In this observational study, 36 women with stroke were randomly allocated into three groups: Exercise in water (Group 1), Exercise on land (Group 2) and control. Groups 1 and 2 were participated in a 8-week exercise program. The Control group did not participate in any exercise during this period. All participants performed the functional reach test.

Results: Results showed that postural balance of the patients was improved after the exercise therapy (P<0.001). Exercise in water and on land improved the postural balance of the patients (P<0.001). The effect size for exercise in water was 10% more than exercise on land.

Conclusion: While the exercise therapy can improve the active balance of patients with stroke, the exercise in water is more effective on postural balance than the land-based exercise.

Keywords: Stroke, Exercise therapy, Postural balance
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: medicine, paraclinic
Received: 2016/04/12 | Accepted: 2016/04/12 | Published: 2016/04/12
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Kamali M, Ghasemi B, Salehi M A, Sharif-Moradi K, Sayyah M. Effect of aquatic and land-based exercises on post-stroke postural balance of women. Feyz. 2016; 20 (1) :41-48
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