Record number :
488004
Title of article :
Dynamic and static tests of balance and postural sway in boys: effects of previous wrist bone fractures and high adiposity
Author/Authors :
A. Goulding، نويسنده , , I. E. Jones، نويسنده , , R. W. Taylor، نويسنده , , J. M. Piggot، نويسنده , , D. Taylor، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2003
Pages :
6
From page :
136
To page :
141
Abstract :
Ninety-three males aged 10–21 years undertook the Bruininks–Oseretsky balance test and two computerized posturography tests to evaluate the effects of (a) previous forearm fracture and (b) high body weight on balance and postural sway. Body composition was measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Fracture history did not affect balance measures. However, Bruininks–Oseretsky balance scores were negatively correlated with body weight, body mass index, percentage fat and total fat mass. Overweight subjects (n=25) had lower scores (P<0.05) than boys of healthy weight (n=47), supporting the view that overweight adolescents have poorer balance than those of healthy weight.
Keywords :
Posturography , adiposity , Forearm fractures , boys , DUAL ENERGY X-RAY ABSORPTIOMETRY , balance
Journal title :
Gait and Posture
Serial Year :
2003
Link To Document :
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