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Table 5 Functional tests of elderly women before and after (within-group comparison) Pilates and PNF training or usual activity (control)

From: Effects of two exercise protocols on postural balance of elderly women: a randomized controlled trial

  Pre Post p*
Control    
 BERG 50.5 ± 3.4 51.0 ± 3.5 0.462
 TAF (cm) 19.7 ± 7.6 20.0 ± 6.5 0.878
 TUG (sec) 13.8 ± 3.3 13.9 ± 4.3 0.915
PNF    
 BERG 51.7 ± 4.8 55.8 ± 0.4 0.001
 TAF (cm) 21.7 ± 7.3 30.9 ± 5.7 <0.001
 TUG (sec) 10.7 ± 1.9 8.1 ± 1.9 <0.001
Pilates    
 BERG 54.0 ± 1.9 56.0 ± 0.1 <0.001
 TAF (cm) 24.6 ± 7.0 33.4 ± 5.9 <0.001
 TUG (sec) 11.3 ± 2.5 7.7 ± 1.5 <0.001
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation
  2. *Significant difference by Student’s t test
  3. BERG: Berg Balance Scale score, TAF: functional reach test, TUG: timed up and go test