The Aim of this study is to compare the effect of Gaze Stability Exercises and Placebo Eye Movements in Improving balance, confidence and gait among elderly population. Materials and Methods:
A Quasi Experimental study design consisting of reviews of charts healthy elderly population. Thirty persons were included, (60%) were females, (40%) were males; the average age was 66 years. All of them are presented with balance disorders, loss of confidence and gait abnormalities. Pre- and post-Treatment of (GSE) and (PE) scores on the severity of balance, functional activities and gait were analyzed by the BBS, ABC and TUG. Results:
The pre and post-test values were assessed by BBS, ABC and TUG in Group A and Group B. The Calculated ‘t’ values by Unpaired ‘t’ test of BBS is 10.81, ABC is 9.61, and TUG is 7.81 respectively The calculated ‘t’ values were more than the table value 2.05 for 5% level of significance at 28 degrees of freedom. Conclusion:
In the present sample, Gaze Stability Exercises had a positive and significant effect on balance, confidence and gait among the elderly population and also it increases the quality of life in elderly, as measured by the BBS, ABC and TUG scores before and after therapy.