The Effects of Dual-Task Training on Patient Outcomes of Institutionalized Elderly Having Chronic Stroke


Aydogdu Y. T. , AYDOĞDU O. , Inal H. S.

DEMENTIA AND GERIATRIC COGNITIVE DISORDERS EXTRA, cilt.8, sa.3, ss.328-332, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 8 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000492964
  • Dergi Adı: DEMENTIA AND GERIATRIC COGNITIVE DISORDERS EXTRA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.328-332

Özet

Background/Aims: The purpose of our study was to investigate the effects of dual-task training on balance, mobility, functional independence, and fear of falling in geriatrics with chronic stroke. Methods: Fifty-three geriatrics diagnosed with stroke were included in our study. The elderly were divided into 2 groups, i.e., those walking with (intervention group, n = 25) and those walking without (controls, n = 28) dual-task training. Results: We found statistically significant improvements in all parameters between pre- and posttreatment in both groups (p < 0.05). Conclusion: Based on our findings, walking with dual-task training can be used in addition to conventional stroke rehabilitation aiming to improve balance and mobility. (C) 2018 The Author(s) Published by S. Karger AG, Basel