EFFECTS OF BALANCE EXERCISE AND SOMATOSENSORY STIMULATION ON S OMATOSENSORY RESPONSE IN DIABETIC PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

Zahra Sativani, Bambang Purwanto, Dwikora Novembri Utomo

Abstract


Somatosensory dysfunction has become the main problem in diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Balance exercise and somatosensory stimulation are exercises to improve balance and
somatosensory responses. However, there is no available sufficient evidence measuring the
somatosensory response after practicing balance exercise and somatosensory stimulation. This
research aims to investigate the effects of balance exercise and somatosensory stimulation on
somatosensory response in diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This was experimental research, 12 type
II diabetes with onset > 10 years were enrolled, randomized, and divided into two groups. For three
weeks, group 1, an intervention group (N = 6) practiced balance exercise and somatosensory
stimulation for five days a week. Group 2, a control group (N = 6) received education for two times
in three weeks. The end of the period, the intervention group showed a significant improvement in
neuropathy scores (p=0.013). Balance exercise and somatosensory stimulation could improve
somatosensory response in diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Keywords: type 2 diabetes, diabetic neuropathy, static balance, dynamic balance, somatosensory
stimulation.


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