Prof. Mehmet Haberal is presented with The Award of The Spanish Order of The Civil Merit (Cruz de Official) by His Majesty King Felipe VI, King of Spain.
We are honored to announce that Prof. Dr. Seza Özen who is the member of Honorary Advisory Board of JBACHS has already won the Aziz Sancar Science Award of TUSEB.
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Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences 2020 , Vol 4 , Issue 3
The Effect of Computer-Based Training on Postural Control in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Melda Soysal Tomruk1,Bilge Kara2,R. Serhat Erbayraktar3
1Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department, Burdur, Turkey
2Dokuz Eylül University, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, İzmir, Turkey
3Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Medicine, Neurosurgery Department, İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.30621/jbachs.2020.1150 Objective: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) causes disability and postural control deficits. Since suffering from pain, disability and impaired postural control, patients decrease their physical activity levels. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of computer-based stability training on pain, disability, postural control and physical activity in patients with CLBP and compare them with traditional training.

Methods: Forty-two participants with a history of CLBP were recruited and divided into two groups randomly. Computer-based stability training was applied to study group by help of computer-based device two times a week for 12 weeks while traditional training was done to another group. Pain and disability were assessed by Numeric Pain Scale and Oswestry Disability Index, respectively. Limits of stability (LoS) and postural stability (PS) tests were used to evaluate postural control by Biodex Balance System and SenseWear Armband was used for physical activity assessment. All measurements were applied before and after the training.

Results: Significant improvements occurred in LoS and PS scores in both groups after interventions (p<0.05). However, physical activity scores for both groups did not significantly change (p<0.05). Statistical analyses of between-group mean differences showed that there was superiority of computer-based stability training over the traditional training in improving LoS (p=0.023).

Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that twelve-week computer-based stability training might be beneficial to reduce pain and improve postural control in patients with CLBP. On the other hand, computer-based stability training showed superior effect over traditional training for increasing limits of stability. Keywords : postural balance, physical activity, low back pain