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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2020, Vol. 7, Issue 4, Part B

Effectiveness of stability trainer exercises over conventional physiotherapy on balance re-education in patients with type 2 diabetic peripheral neuropathy


Author(s): Ajitha M, Roopalokesh and Priya Somasundari

Abstract: Background: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is relatively common complication of long-term diabetes and is thought to be progressive and irreversible. The loss of sensations associated with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy is thought to contribute to impaired balance and increased risk of falling. If the measures of balance are improved, incidence of sustaining falls and injuries can be reduced.
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of Stability Trainer exercises over Conventional Physiotherapeutic exercises on Balance reeducation in patients with Type 2 Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.
Study Design: Two groups Pre and Post-test Quasi-Experimental study design.
Subjects: 30 patients with Type 2 Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy aged between 55-65 years both males and females, selected from Diabetic center.
Intervention: Group A received balance training with Stability trainers whereas Group B received Conventional physiotherapeutic exercises.
Outcome Measures: Berg Balance Scale (BBS) and Dynamic Gait Index (DGI) were measured on first day (Week 1) and last day (Week 8) of intervention. Pre-test and post-test scores were compared and results were tabulated.
Results: Both groups showed significant improvement in balance performance. The Group A showed statistically significant improvement in functional balance when compared to Group B (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Balance training on Stability Trainer seems to be beneficial in improving balance in diabetic patients with distal sensory neuropathy.


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How to cite this article:
Ajitha M, Roopalokesh, Priya Somasundari. Effectiveness of stability trainer exercises over conventional physiotherapy on balance re-education in patients with type 2 diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(4):90-97.
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