balance disorder

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balance disorder

Audiology A disturbance in equilibrium due to a disruption of the labryrinth. See Equilibrium.

balance disorder

Any condition that affects a person's ability to feel steady while walking, sitting, standing, resting, working, or turning. Some common examples include disease of the labyrinth of the ear, cerebellar strokes, and seasickness.
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Analyses of the incidence of balance impairment also revealed differences between these two groups for both the COMP and condition 5 equilibrium scores.
Balance impairment and prevalence of fallers in the study cohort suggest that even those discharged to their usual residence would possibly benefit from education and community based interventions to prevent a fall or recurrent falls.
ADLS has been, however, designed as a scale for patients with balance impairment, which--as was noted--is a typical symptom for FRDA and AD SCA patients.
Reliability and validity of a dual-task force platform assessment of balance performance: Effect of age, balance impairment, and cognitive task.
Add to that foot deformities, an unnatural change in back posture, knee osteoarthritis and balance impairment and you have a recipe for lifelong problems.
Just as multiple measures, including MRI, relapse rate, and disability progression, are needed to encompass the severity of MS and the effectiveness of MS disease-modifying interventions, multiple measures, including self-report questionnaires, clinical examination, and posturography, are also required to effectively provide the most encompassing evaluation of balance impairment in PwMS.
Neuroanatomical Correlates of Dopamine Responsive and Non-responsive Gait and Balance Impairment in Parkinson's Disease
Difficulties in determining individual causes of balance impairment and disability are related to the diverse mechanisms involved.
Current treatment for balance impairment and balance disorders include aggressive exercise.
Training of balance under single-and dual-task conditions in older adults with balance impairment.
Avers, who has been conducting research regarding exercise for aging adults, including those with hip replacements, warns that residual weakness, which can include balance impairment, may become evident even years following hip replacement surgery if not properly addressed.