THE EFFECT OF SQUARE-STEP EXERCISE TRAINING ON POSTURAL CONTROL, COGNITIVE FUNCTION AND GAIT IN THE ELDERLY: A PILOT STUDY


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Abit Kocaman A., Kirdi N., AKSOY S., ELMAS Ö., Balam Yavuz B.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY REHABILITATION-TURK FIZYOTERAPI VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI, vol.31, no.1, pp.11-20, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier

Abstract

Purpose: Falling is a common condition in elderly individuals. Over 65 years of age, annual rate of falling is 30-40% in healthy and community-dwelling elderly. Therefore, physiotherapy and rehabilitation approaches to prevent falling in elderly individuals are gaining importance. The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of square-step exercise program on postural control, cognitive function, and gait in olderwith falling history.