Functional mobility and balance in community-dwelling elderly submitted to multisensory versus strength exercises

@inproceedings{Alfieri2010FunctionalMA,
  title={Functional mobility and balance in community-dwelling elderly submitted to multisensory versus strength exercises},
  author={F{\'a}bio Marcon Alfieri and Marcelo Riberto and Lucila Silveira Gatz and Carla Paschoal Corsi Ribeiro and Jos{\'e} Augusto Fernandes Lopes and Jos{\'e} Maria Santar{\'e}m and Linamara Rizzo Battistella},
  booktitle={Clinical interventions in aging},
  year={2010}
}
It is well documented that aging impairs balance and functional mobility. The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of multisensory versus strength exercises on these parameters. We performed a simple blinded randomized controlled trial with 46 community-dwelling elderly allocated to strength ([GST], N = 23, 70.2-years-old +/- 4.8 years) or multisensory ([GMS], N = 23, 68.8-years-old +/- 5.9 years) exercises twice a week for 12 weeks. Subjects were evaluated by blinded raters… CONTINUE READING