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Table 2 Participant responsiveness to core components of the HiBalance intervention

From: Implementation of highly challenging balance training for Parkinson’s disease in clinical practice: a process evaluation

Participant perceptions To a very small degree
n (%)
To a Small
degree
n (%)
Partly
n (%)
To a high degree
n (%)
To a very high degree
n (%)
Do not know
n (%)
Overload of balance challenge
My balance was challenged during group training
3 (6) 12 (23) 35 (67) 2 (4)
Training progression
The difficulty level increased during the training period
1 (2) 5 (10) 25 (48) 19 (37) 2 (4)
Training specificity
i) Stability Limits
Exercises involving trunk rotations and controlled leaning exercises challenged my balance
3 (6) 13 (27) 17 (35) 14 (29) 1 (2) 1 (2)
ii) Anticipatory Postural Adjustments
Exercises involving kicking and throwing a ball challenged my balance
5 (10) 12 (24) 17 (35) 12 (24) 2 (4) 1 (2)
iii) Sensory Integration
Exercises involving standing on soft and unstable surfaces challenged my balance
1 (2) 3 (6) 16 (30) 23 (43) 10 (19)
iv) Motor Agility
Exercises involving walking over and around obstacles challenged my balance
2 (4) 9 (17) 16 (30) 21 (40) 5 (9)
Motor dual-task exercises
To what extent did the added motoric task
(e.g balancing items on a tray while walking) challenge your balance?
2 (4) 19 (36) 26 (49) 6 (11)
Cognitive dual-task exercises
To what extent did the added cognitive tasks
(e.g.counting numbers) challenge your balance?
2 (4) 13 (25) 22 (42) 12 (23) 4 (8)