Effects of proprioception training program on balance among patients with diabetic neuropathy: a quasi experimental trial

Authors

  • Humaira Iram Riphah College of Rehabilitation and Allied Health Sciences, Riphah International University, Faisalabad Campus, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Kashif Riphah College of Rehabilitation and Allied Health Sciences, Riphah International University, Faisalabad Campus, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Hafiz Muhammad Junaid Hassan Clinical Physical Therapist, Healthcare Physiotherapy, Sports, Spine and Rehabilitation Center, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Salma Bunyad Department of Physical therapy, Pakistan Society for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Samra Asghar Riphah College of Rehabilitation and Allied Health Sciences, Riphah International University, Faisalabad Campus, Faisalabad, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.286

Abstract

Abstract

Objective: To determine the effects of proprioception training in improving balance in patients with diabetic neuropathy.

Methods: A quasi-experimental design study was conducted at the Safi Hospital Faisalabad for eight weeks from August to December 2019. Out of, 38, 19 patients were placed in exercise group (10 males, 9 females; mean age 64 ± 7.7 years; range 60 to 83 years) and 19 patients were placed in controls group (12 males, 7 females; mean age 63 ± 8.2 years) were included in this study through consecutive sampling technique. Proprioception Training was given to exercise group twice a week for eight weeks and the diabetes awareness campaign was given once a week to the control group. Static and dynamic balance were assessed by using One Leg Standing (OLS) Test with eyes open and closed, Berg Balance Scale (BBS), Functional Reach Test (FRT), Timed Up and Go Test (TUGT) and 10-M Walk Test (10-MWT). The data was collected before and after treatment and was compared using independent sample t-test.

Results: The finding of the study showed that OLS score with eyes open improved significantly with p<0.05 and does not show improvement with eyes closed p =.073. The dynamic balance from the Berg Balance Scale, Functional Reach Test, Timed Up and Go Test and 10-M Walk Test revealed significant improvement after the balance exercises with p<0.05

Conclusion: It is concluded that proprioception training exercises are effective in improving balance among patients with Diabetic neuropathy.

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Published

2021-03-31

How to Cite

Humaira Iram, Muhammad Kashif, Hafiz Muhammad Junaid Hassan, Salma Bunyad, & Samra Asghar. (2021). Effects of proprioception training program on balance among patients with diabetic neuropathy: a quasi experimental trial. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.286

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Section

Research Article