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Fall Prevention (Taichi) Training Programme for Geriatric Patients

K. Kalaichandran
M.O.T (Neuro).,M.Sc(App Psy), Department of PMR, RMMCH, Annamalai University, T.N, India
Online First: January 22, 2018
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Abstract

Aim:


The aim of the study was to find out the effectiveness of fall prevention training programme for geriatric patient.


Objectives:



  • To find out the fall risk in geriatric patients

  • To educate and train the patients who are prone to fall


 


Methods:


Twelve geriatric patients, who are prone to fall, were selected for this study.  MRT Modified Functional Reach Test was used for the objective measurement of patients fall risk. The pre and post therapy values were statistically analyzed on the effect of (Taichi) fall prevention training programme for geriatric patient.


Result:


The statistical analysis of Modified functional reach test scores between pre-treatment mean value is 5.075, S.D is 0.5804 and post-treatment mean value is 9.0833, S.D 0.9090, paired t-test value is -12.32597 and P value is P <0.001.


The statistical analysis shows that, there is significant difference between pre and post therapy values and the rate of falls were comparatively reduced with pre and post therapy management of geriatric patients.


Conclusion:


Fall prevention training programme (Taichi) can be used effectively as one of the interventions for preventing falls in geriatric patients.

Keyword : Geriatric patients, Taichi,

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