In postmenopausal osteoporosis patients, the balance is impaired. Equilibrium is evaluated with various test and balance systems. This study aims evaluation of the patients with the Korebalance Balance System and balance tests and investigation the validity of the Korebalance Balance System.
Full Title of Study: “Validity of Korebalance Balance System in Postmenopausal Osteoporotic Patients”
- Study Type: Interventional
- Study Design
- Allocation: N/A
- Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
- Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
- Masking: None (Open Label)
- Study Primary Completion Date: January 31, 2019
53 postmenopausal osteoporosis patients were evaluated with balance tests (Berg Balance Scale (BBS) and Timed Up and Go Test (TUG)) and Korebalance Balance System. The Korebalance Balance System is a balance assessment and exercise system. The higher the score, the greater the deterioration in the balance. The results of static and dynamic balance evaluation are recorded as score values. In this study, investigators compared Korebalance Balance System, Berg Balance Scale (BBS) and Timed Up and Go (TUG) tests and other demographic and clinical parameters (age, body mass index (BMI), 25OHvitD level, menopause age, fall within the last 1 year, fracture history, history of fracture in mother).
- Diagnostic Test: Berg Balance Scale
- Berg Balance Scale is 14 item scale for detecting balance disorder.
- Diagnostic Test: Timed Up and Go Test
- Timed Up and Go Test assesses mobility, balance, walking ability, and fall risk in older adults.
- Diagnostic Test: Korebalance Balance System
- Korebalance Balance System evaluates the balance and stability using objective neuro-sensory balance assessment. Static Test requires standing steady & balancing on the platform, keeping the crosshairs of cursor in the center of the test pattern. The Score indicates the deviation of user’s center of gravity from the center of the pattern. Dynamic Test offers a moving cursor that the user “follows”. Four patterns are offered: Circle, Square, Infinity and Random. Each pattern is available in three dimensions: Small, Medium and Large; five speeds; Clockwise and Counterclockwise directions.
Arms, Groups and Cohorts
- Experimental: postmenopausal osteoporosis
- Postmenopausal osteoporotic patients evaluated with Berg Balance Scale, Timed Up and Go test and Korebalance balance system for balance disorder.
Clinical Trial Outcome Measures
- Evaluate validity of Korebalance Balance System in postmenopausal osteoporotic patients
- Time Frame: 6 months
- The statistical correlation of Korebalance Balance System and Berg Balance Scale was investigated.
Participating in This Clinical Trial
- Having postmenopausal osteoporosis
- No other disease that can cause balance disorder
- Volunteer participation in the study
- To have a disease that will cause balance disorder,
- Having understanding problem to prevent communication with the patient,
- The lack of motor function to the balance device.
Gender Eligibility: Female
Postmenopausal osteoporotic patients
Minimum Age: 50 Years
Maximum Age: N/A
Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No
- Lead Sponsor
- Istanbul Medeniyet University
- Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
- Principal Investigator: Bilinç Doğruöz Karatekin, MD, Research Assistant of PMR – Istanbul Medeniyet University
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