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Effects of balance strategy training in myasthenia gravis: A case study series.
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PMID:  23966018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: Studies of exercise in patients with Myasthenia Gravis (MG) are sparse. Balance strategy training (BST) multi-modal exercise has proven efficacy in adults for enhancing balance and functional mobility. This prospective study aims to determine if BST improves functional ability and balance in people with MG.
METHODS: Seven individuals with MG participated in a 16-session workstation intervention. Repeated measures (pre/post-intervention and 4-week follow-up) consisting of Quantitative Myasthenia Gravis score (QMG), six-minute walk test (6MWT), Timed Up and Go (TUG) with dual task (TUGmanual and TUGcognitive ) and standing stability on foam with eyes closed (foamEC) were assessed.
RESULTS: Most measurements showed sustained improvement at follow-up. QMG, TUGcognitive , and foam EC achieved clinically significant improvements (>15%). No adverse effects were reported.
DISCUSSION: BST was effective in improving balance and QMG scores in subjects with MG. A multi-modal BST approach is thus suggested to target different aspects of balance and functional mobility. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Shi Hui Wong; Jennifer C Nitz; Katrina Williams; Sandra G Brauer
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-8-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Muscle & nerve     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-4598     ISO Abbreviation:  Muscle Nerve     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
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Created Date:  2013-8-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7803146     Medline TA:  Muscle Nerve     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., a Wiley company.
Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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