Effect of core stabilization exercises on balance, physical performance and quality of life in post-menopausal women

Authors

  • Prachita Walankar Mahatma Gandhi Missions, College of Physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Raveena Kini Mahatma Gandhi Missions, College of Physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Vrushali Panhale Mahatma Gandhi Missions, College of Physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Mokshada Kawale Mahatma Gandhi Missions, College of Physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20230934

Keywords:

Balance, Core, Physical function, Post-menopausal women, Quality of life

Abstract

Background: The study aimed to evaluate the effect of core stabilization exercises on balance, physical performance and quality of life in postmenopausal women.

Methods: An interventional study was conducted in 30 postmenopausal women. Participants were randomly assigned to two treatment groups. Group 1 (N=15) received core stabilization exercises along with conventional therapy and Group 2 (N=15) conventional therapy alone. The assessments were made using one leg stance test, Y balance test, short physical performance battery and menopause specific quality of life questionnaire at baseline and after 4 weeks of intervention.

Results: In Group 1 and Group 2, there was a statistically significant difference seen in one leg stance test, Y balance test, short physical performance battery and menopause specific quality of life questionnaire pre and post intervention (p<0.05). A significant difference was seen in dynamic balance in Group 1 (p<0.05). However, there was no significant difference seen in one leg stance test, short physical performance battery and menopause specific quality of life questionnaire scores between the two groups (p>0.05).

Conclusions: Core stabilisation exercises have proven to be more effective than conventional exercises alone for improving dynamic balance in post-menopausal women. However, both are equally effective in improving static balance, physical performance and quality of life in postmenopausal women.

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Published

2023-03-29

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Walankar, P., Kini, R., Panhale, V., & Kawale, M. (2023). Effect of core stabilization exercises on balance, physical performance and quality of life in post-menopausal women. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(4), 1521–1524. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20230934

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