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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: July | Volume: 8 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 97-104

Effectiveness of Agility Training on Balance Confidence in Unilateral Transtibial Amputees Wearing Prosthesis

Monmeet Mallick1, Damayanti Sethy2

1Occupational Therapist, Indian Army Medical Corps Command Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal
2Lecturer, Occupational Therapy, National Institute for Locomotor Disabilitires (Divyangjan), B.T road, Bonhooghly, Kolkata-90, West Bengal, India

Corresponding Author: Damayanti Sethy


Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of Agility training on balance confidence in unilateral transtibial amputees with prosthesis.
Method: A total number of 30 unilateral transtibial amputee subjects attending Department of Occupational therapy and OPD, National Institute for Locomotor Disabilities, Kolkata were recruited for the study. Both experimental and control group consisted of 15 patients each. Agility Training along with conventional Occupational therapy was provided to the Experimental Group and only conventional therapy was provided to the Control group.
Illinois Agility Run Test, 505 Agility Test, Activity Specific Balance Confidence Scale and WHO Quality of Life-BREF are the four outcome measures used.
Result: The experimental group had better improvements in Agility Run Test (p=0.001), 505 Agility Test (p=0.01), Activity Specific Balance Confidence Scale (p=0.001), and WHO Quality of Life-BREF (p=0.001) over the conventional therapy group. Conclusion: Agility training along with the conventional occupational therapy yields significant Improvement in the linear sprinting speed, turning ability, balance confidence and Quality of life in unilateral transtibial amputees with prostheses; than the conventional occupational Therapy alone.

Key words: Agility Training, Balance Confidence, Transtibial Amputee.

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