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Submitted: 11 July 2019 Modified: 11 July 2019
HERDIN Record #: 103096-19071109584939

EFFECTS OF VIRTUAL REALITY BASED TRAINING ON BALANCE AMONG ELDERLY RESIDING IN BARANGAY, SAN ANTONIO, CITY OF BINAN, LAGUNA.

Yanni Chiara C. Baslan,
Jireh N. Malabuyoc,
Raven R. Marfil,
Ajorica Mae B. Tiongco

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Deficits in balance can lead to falls by the elderly, limiting their activities. Therefore, balance assessment is very important for older adults, and the balance training should be an integral part of the management of older adults. Recent development of cost-effective and highly responsive virtual reality (VR) systems means new methods of balance assessment are feasible in a clinical setting and provides interest and fun and motivates the user. Many previous studies have examined the use of virtual reality in treating various conditions with different VR platforms. For this purpose, this study aims to determine the effects of virtual reality based training on balance among elderly residing in Brg. San Antonio, City of Binan, Laguna who were affected by age-related changes. Seventeen (17) participants with ages ranging from 65-80 years old were selected as respondents. The balance of the respondents was measured before and after the 12-day intervention using Berg Balance Scale. T-test was chosen by the statistician to compute for the statistical difference at 0.05 level of significance. The analysis generated significant results between pre-test and post-test scores in terms of balance of the respondents but were merely acquired only in some of the tasks contained within the Berg Balance Scale. In conclusion, the results of this study show a promising effects that healthy elderly can benefit from a virtual reality based intervention to improve balance.

Publication Type
Thesis/Dissertations
Thesis Degree
BS
Specialization
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
Publication Date
March 2019
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UPH-Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University/Medical Center PT330 Abstract Print Format
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