IJCRR - 6(24), December, 2014
NORMATIVE VALUES OF TANDEM AND UNIPEDAL STANCE IN SCHOOL CHILDREN
Author: Sneha D. Dhanani, Lata D. Parmar
Background: There were very few studies done on unipedal stance in school children and there was no study found on tandem stance in school children to the best of our knowledge Aim: To establish normative values of tandem and unipedal stance in school children. Study Design: Descriptive study Methodology: 250 subjects, meeting inclusion-exclusion criteria were included Each participant then completed timed unipedal balance test on right and left foot, and tandem stance test on right foot in front of left foot. The tests were performed barefoot on a floor surface. The timed measurements were completed using a stopwatch. Results: Mean age of participants was 11.76±3.499. Mean range of unipedal stance (rt. and lt.) between 6-17 years (total participants) was 1.14±0.352 to 2.55±0.702 seconds. Mean range of tandem stance between 6-17 years was 1.47±0.520 to 3.26±0.953.The results showed that age had statistically significant correlation with the both static balance tests (p value 0.000 and r value >0.5), but gender did not show any significant correlation for balance performance in both these static balance tests. BMI also did not show any statistically significant correlation for both the static balance tests. (p value 0.000, r value <0.5). There is statistically significant correlation found between rt. and lt. unipedal stance. (r value .817** and p value 0.000 ) Conclusion: Reference values for tandem and unipedal stance were established. Key Words: Balance skills, Dynamic balance, Static balance
Keywords: Balance skills, Dynamic balance, Static balance
Sneha D. Dhanani, Lata D. Parmar. NORMATIVE VALUES OF TANDEM AND UNIPEDAL STANCE IN SCHOOL CHILDREN International Journal of Current Research and Review. 6(24), December, 24-30
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