European Academic Research ISSN 2286-4822
ISSN-L 2286-4822
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Article Details :
Article Name :
The effect of vestibular stimulation on dynamic balance in mentally retarded children
Author Name :
Behzad Azadbakht, Bijan Goodarzi
Publisher :
Bridge Center
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Abstract :
Objectives: Mentally retarded children perform poorly in balance. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of vestibular stimulation on dynamic balance in mentally retarded children. Materials and methods: 12 mentally retarded children of BorujerdAheia girl’s exceptional school were selected based on inclusion criteria and they were randomly divided into two groups of 6: experimental and control. To measure dynamic balance, Heel-To-Toe test was used in pre-test and post-test. The experimental group received a 35-min vestibular stimulation, two times a week for 6 weeks. Independent T-test and dependent t-test were used to analyze the data using SPSS software version 16 and a significant level of 5% was considered. Results: After 6 weeks of vestibular stimulation interventions in the experimental group, the results showed that the balance score in the experimental group was greater than the control group, which indicates a positive effect of Vestibular stimulation on the balance of mentally retarded children. But this increase was not statistically significant. Conclusion: In order to examine the effect of vestibular stimulations more precisely, similar studies need to be conducted with a more accurate measurement tool, larger samples of both sexes and more exposure time of these stimulation.
Keywords :
Vestibular Stimulations, Dynamic Balance, Mentally Retarded Children.

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