Efficacy of a Home-Based Beguine Dance on Balance in Thai Elderly with a History of Fall

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Apiphan Iamchaimongkol Thitiporn Phakdepiboon Nopawan Sanjaroensuttikul Paphawadee Soontorntai


Objectives: To evaluate the effect of home-based Beguine dance on balance in Thai elderly with a history of fall.

Methods: A 30-minutes home base Beguine dance with simple balance exercise was performed twice a week for 6 weeks by following the instruction CD. The balance testing including the Timed up and go (TUG), Berg Balance Scale, Single Leg Stance Test of right and left leg (SLST-Rt and SLST-Lt) and Gait velocity were evaluated at pre and post training.

Results: A 21 Thai elderly with a mean age (standard deviation) of 68 (6.4) were recruited. The median (Interquartile range) between pre and post training of TUG was 0.95 (-0.43, 2.48) sec. The mean difference (95% CI) between pre and post training of Berg Balance Scale, SLST-Rt, SLST-Lt and Gait velocity were 4.81 (3.18, 6.44), 2.07 (0.32, 3.82) sec, 2.37 (0.96, 3.78) sec and 0.22 (0.11, 0.32) m/s, respectively. After training, all of the balance test were significantly improved (P < 0.05).

Conclusions: A 30-minute, twice a week for 6 weeks, home-base Beguine dance with simple balance exercise is effective to improving static and dynamic balance in Thai elderly with a history of fall. 



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Iamchaimongkol, A., Phakdepiboon, T., Sanjaroensuttikul, N., & Soontorntai, P. (2017). Efficacy of a Home-Based Beguine Dance on Balance in Thai Elderly with a History of Fall. Ramathibodi Medical Journal, 40(2), 42-51. Retrieved from https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ramajournal/article/view/89609
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