The Effect of Balance Training with Educational and Motivational Self-Talk on Balance in the Women with Multiple Sclerosis

Shiva Saebi, Daryoush Khajavi, Fardin Faraji
2016 Arak Medical University Journal (AMUJ)   unpublished
Self-talk is a psychological intervention that can affect the performance of an individulal, so the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of balance-training with educational and motivational self-talk on balance in women with MS in the city of Arak. Materials and Methods: This study was a semi-experimental research with pre-test and post-test. The statistical population included women with MS in the city of Arak. 42 patients with the age range of 20-50 years old were chosen as
more » ... and randomly were divided in 3 groups of individuls as control, educational self-talk and motivation self-talk and were experimented by Berg balance test.The experimental groups practiced the balance excercises for a month , 3 times a week and 45 minutes in each session. Then, post-test was performed for them. For data collecting, the demographic questionnaire, Berg balance test, one leg balance test and star test were used. Data analysis was done by using ANOVA and Tokey post-test by SPSS23 software at a significant level less than 0.05. Results: The results of this study showed that the mean score of balance in educational self-talk group than motivational self-talk group (p = 0.045) a control group (p = 0.008) was significantly higher. Thus, the mean score balance performance test, motivational self-talk and control groups showed no significant difference (p = 0.689) Conclusion: According the findings of this study, balance training with educational self-talk affects on balance in women with MS. Thus, balance training with educational self-talk can be a good approach to improve the balance in the women with MS. oxidative stress and