DIFFERENCES IN BALANCE AND ACTIVITY CONFIDENCE BETWEEN GERIATRIC POPULATION OF HILLY AND PLAIN AREA
Objective: This study aims to explore differences in balance and activity confidence between geriatric population of hilly and plain areas. Material & Method: This study was a comparative cross sectional survey conducted 60 years or above geriatric population from hilly and plain areas. The sample (n=204) were collected through convenient sampling technique. The sample was divided into two groups Group A (Hilly area, n= 102) and Group B (Plain area, n=102). The informed consent was taken and demographic was noted. The standardized balance assessment tool includes Berg Balance Scale, activity balance confidence test (ABC) and time up and go test were used for balance assessment. Data was analyzed through SPSS ver 21. Results: There is no statistically significant difference in balance, activity confidence and time up and go test of both groups. But activity confidence is significantly more in male as compare to female (p=0.00) Conclusion: The populations of plain and hilly areas have almost same level of postural control and stability. But activity balance confidence is more in male as compare to female.
Key words: Balance problems, Geriatric population, Postural control
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