Effect of brain GYM exercises on balance in preschool children: a randomized controlled trail
Keywords:American College of Radiology, Exercise, Brain, Gym
Objectives: To investigate the effect of Brain Gym exercise on preschool children’s balance achievement.
Method: The randomised controlled trial was conducted at EL-Moasis kindergarten from May to September 2021 and comprised preschool children of either gender aged 4-6 years who were randomised into intervention group A which received Brain Gym exercise for 15-30 minutes per day, three times a week, for eight consecutive weeks, and control group B which received the usual kindergarten activities. Balance was assessed by One Leg Standing Test and Functional Reach Test. Data was analysed using SPSS 20.
Results: Of the 30 subjects, 15(50%) were in each of the 2 groups. There were 13(43.3%) boys and 17(56.7%) girls with overall mean age 4.99±0.67 years. However, the study completed had 27(90%) subjects. Overall, there were 26(%) right-handed subjects. Post-intervention, there was significant intra-group improvements (p<0.05), but there were no significant inter-group differences (p>0.05).
Conclusion: No significant benefits were seen in the balance of preschool children exposed to Brain Gym exercise.
RCT registration: The RCT was registered retrospectively at The Pan African Clinical Trials Registry (PACTR) (Trial #: PACTR202208886771106 Date of Approval: 15/08/2022). Link: https://pactr.samrc.ac.za/Search.aspx
Keywords: Leg, Exercise, Brain, Gym
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