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Reliability of measures of dynamic stability for the assessment of balance recovery after a forward loss of balance

Ringhof, S.; Arensmann, A.; Stein, T.

Abstract (englisch):
An experimental approach that simulates falling forward has become increasing popular to investigate dynamic balance. However, research has not been conducted to examine the test-retest reliability of this experimental approach.

Research question: What is the reliability of dynamic stability measures that are used for the assessment of balance recovery after forward loss of balance?

Methods: Nineteen healthy young adults (24.3 ± 2.8 yrs; nine females) volunteered for this study. They reported twice to the laboratory to perform two tests: (i) a stepping task, in which they were instructed to recover balance by taking a step after being suddenly released from an inclined forward position; and (ii) a standing task, in which we aimed to identify the maximum forward leaning angle they were able to compensate for without taking a step. Intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC) were calculated for the margin of stability (MoS) and spatiotemporal parameters for both tests.

Results: The reliability of the stepping task variables ranged from poor to excellent, with ICCs tending to increase with the number of trials included in the a ... mehr

DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2019.04.029
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0966-6362, 1879-2219
KITopen-ID: 1000095601
Erschienen in Gait & posture
Band 71
Seiten 261-266
Schlagworte Falls, Dynamic balance, Postural strategies, Stepping
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