Year 2019, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 89 - 94 2019-03-27

The effect of static and dynamic balance training on balance in children with congenital blindness

Bilge Başakcı Çalık [1] , Ummuhan Bas Aslan [2] , Şehmus Aslan [3] , Elif Gür Kabul [4]

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Aim: Visual information is very important in predicting the speed of body segments and objects and providing balance, as well as in the timing of psychomotor responses. The maintenance of posture and balance is negatively affected by partial or total loss of vision. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of static and dynamic balance training on balance in children with congenital blindness.

Materials and methods: The study included 18 congenitally blind children, comprising 9 males and 9 females with a mean age of 10.94 ± 1.89 years. All participants were attending a special primary/secondary school for the blind. Balance functions were evaluated at baseline and at the end of the training program using the  Balance Subtests of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Motor Proficiency Test Short Form (BOT-2, SF), Timed Up and Go Test, the Functional Reach Test and the One Legged Stance Test. The training program of static and dynamic balance exercises was applied twice weekly for 8 weeks.

Results: A significant improvement was determined in all the balance tests after the training program (p<0.05).

Conclusions:

The results of this study demonstrated that balance-specific static and dynamic exercises contribute to improvements in the balance of children with congenital blindness. Therefore, balance exercises should be to rehabilitation programs to improve the balance of children with congenital blindness
Congenital blindness, children, exercise
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Original Research
Authors

Author: Bilge Başakcı Çalık (Primary Author)
Institution: Pamukkale Üniversitesi
Country: Turkey


Author: Ummuhan Bas Aslan
Institution: Pamukkale Üniversitesi
Country: Turkey


Author: Şehmus Aslan
Institution: Pamukkale Üniversitesi
Country: Turkey


Author: Elif Gür Kabul
Institution: Pamukkale Üniversitesi
Country: Turkey


Bibtex @research article { gopctd461566, journal = {Çağdaş Tıp Dergisi}, issn = {}, eissn = {2146-6009}, address = {Selcuk University}, year = {2019}, volume = {9}, pages = {89 - 94}, doi = {10.16899/gopctd.461566}, title = {The effect of static and dynamic balance training on balance in children with congenital blindness}, key = {cite}, author = {Başakcı Çalık, Bilge and Bas Aslan, Ummuhan and Aslan, Şehmus and Gür Kabul, Elif} }
APA Başakcı Çalık, B , Bas Aslan, U , Aslan, Ş , Gür Kabul, E . (2019). The effect of static and dynamic balance training on balance in children with congenital blindness. Çağdaş Tıp Dergisi, 9 (1), 89-94. DOI: 10.16899/gopctd.461566
MLA Başakcı Çalık, B , Bas Aslan, U , Aslan, Ş , Gür Kabul, E . "The effect of static and dynamic balance training on balance in children with congenital blindness". Çağdaş Tıp Dergisi 9 (2019): 89-94 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/gopctd/issue/44052/461566>
Chicago Başakcı Çalık, B , Bas Aslan, U , Aslan, Ş , Gür Kabul, E . "The effect of static and dynamic balance training on balance in children with congenital blindness". Çağdaş Tıp Dergisi 9 (2019): 89-94
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ISNAD Başakcı Çalık, Bilge , Bas Aslan, Ummuhan , Aslan, Şehmus , Gür Kabul, Elif . "The effect of static and dynamic balance training on balance in children with congenital blindness". Çağdaş Tıp Dergisi 9 / 1 (March 2019): 89-94. https://doi.org/10.16899/gopctd.461566