Objective: Evaluate the effects of balance training on nonmotor symptoms associated with Parkinson disease (PD) using Biodex stability system (BSS). Methods: Twenty individuals with PD were assigned to either a BSS group (n = 10) or a non-BSS group (n = 10) who performed exercises for 4 weeks. Assessments of depression, fatigue, pain, fear of falling, and quality of life (QOL) were done using standardized measures. Results: Fatigue was found to be significantly different within (mean difference: 8 ± 11.5 points; 95% CI, -0.27, 16) as well as between groups (mean difference: 12.6 ± 12.3 points; 95% CI, 23.4, 1.7) for only the BSS group. Conclusion: Balance exercise training can decrease fatigue, which may have valuable implications on fear of falling and QOL in individuals with PD.
- Biodex stability system
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Geriatrics and Gerontology