Balance problems after mild traumatic brain injury (mild TBI) among Young Adults in Lahore, Pakistan
Author(s) : Salwa Atta, Farah Irum, Roohi Abbas, Iqra Tul Hussain and Hafiz Muhammad Asim
To find out balance problems after mild traumatic brain injury among young adults in Lahore, Pakistan.
Material and Methods:
The descriptive case series was conducted at Lahore General Hospital 20 patients were recruited who completed the inclusion criteria. In the study, the data was collected by conducting interviews and balance test. The static and dynamic balance of the patients was assessed by Berg Balance Scale.
In the study population, the mean age of the patients was 26.40, with a range of (18-35years). Out of them, 75 % of the patients were male and 25 % were female. In the study (N=20), it was found that 30% patients were at high risk of falling, whereas 55% patients were at medium and 15% patients were at low risk of fall respectively according to the Berg Balance Scale.
Mild traumatic brain injury significantly influences the balance of the individuals resulting in marked limitation in physical activities and increases the risk of falling and related consequences.
Key Words: Mild traumatic brain injury, young adult, postural balance