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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 analysis. ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0966-6362, 1879-2219
KITopen-ID: 1000095601
Erschienen in Gait & posture
Verlag Elsevier
Band 71
Seiten 261-266
Schlagwörter Falls, Dynamic balance, Postural strategies, Stepping
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