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30 July 2021: Clinical Research

Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Walking Speed, Functional Strength, and Balance in Older Adults: A Randomized, Double-Blind Controlled Trial

Donghyun Yi 1ABCDEF , YuJung Sung 1ABCDDEF , JongEun Yim 2ABCDEFG*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.932623

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e932623

Table 1 Physical characteristics of the participants (n=57).

Experimental group (n=31)Control group (n=26)t, χ2(p)
Age78.13±4.7678.77±4.80−0.504 (0.616)
Gender (Male/Female)10/219/170.185 (1.000)
Height (cm)156.15±8.72157.14±8.67−0.431 (0.668)
Weight (kg)62.17±8.3461.53±8.630.283 (0.779)
BMI25.54±3.1724.83±2.380.894 (0.375)
10 MWT(s)8.02±1.297.80±1.110.696 (0.489)
5 STST(s)9.79±2.1710.06±2.60−0.434 (0.666)
OLSR(s)12.98±1.4113.31±1.84−0.764 (0.448)
OLSL(s)13.28±1.3113.92±1.93−1.498 (0.140)
TUG(s)8.73±1.838.68±1.770.094 (0.926)

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