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The Effects of Music during Balance Training for Six Weeks on Elderly Persons' Balancing Ability
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The Effects of Music during Balance Training for Six Weeks on Elderly Persons' Balancing Ability
Kim, Nyeon Jun; Choi, Jung Hyun; An, Ho Jung; Kim, Ji Sung; Choi, Yoo Rim; Wang, Jung San; Lee, Sang Bin; Yoo, Kyung Tae; Hwang, Hyun Sook; Kim, Soon Hee;
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The purpose of the present study is to provide exercises, together with music, that are helpful for elderly people's balancing ability, and to determine their effects in order to provide data for the promotion of elderly persons' health. Thirty elderly persons were randomly assigned to a balance training group(BTG) of 15 subjects, or a music and balance training group (music therapy + balance training [MTBTG]) of 15 subjects; intervention was implemented three times per week for six weeks. To measure the changes in their balancing ability before and after the experiment, the limit of stability, the "Timed Up and Go"(TUG) test, and the Berg Balance Scale (BBS) were measured. Changes in the limit of stability before and after the experiment were shown to be significant in both the BTG and the MTBTG. Changes in the limit of stability of the right side before and after the experiment showed statistically significant differences between the BTG and the MTBTG. Changes in the TUG test and the BBS before and after the experiment were shown to be statistically significant in both the BTG and the MTBTG. The application of music during balance training thus is considered to have a positive effect on elderly persons' balancing ability.
Music Therapy;Balance Training;Elderly;
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