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Title: Normative values for one-leg stance balance test in population-based sample of community-dwelling older people.
Authors: B. El-Sobkey, Salwa.
Keywords: Age-related changes. Clinical balance testing. One leg stance test. Normative values
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: IDOSI
Citation: Middle East Journal of Scientific Research. 2011; 7 (4): 497-503.
Abstract: Abstract: This study aimed to generate normative values for one-leg stance test(OLST) with eyes-opened and eyes-closed conditions across Arabian population by age and gender to serve as an acceptable reference standard. 194 volunteers healthy Saudi community-dwelling elders. aged 60-80 years were recruited from Riyadh. kingdom of Saudi Arabia. their ability to stand balanced on one leg was measured. Results showed that the duration that individuals are able to maintain standing balanced on one leg. Is age-specific and related to gender. There was inverse relation between age and balance with longer time maintained in on limb with eyes-opened than with eyes-closed. Men showed better performance than woman. In conclusion, this study would aid clinicians in understanding the age specific level of performance that is to be expected in healthy community-dwelling elders during OLST examination and provided normative values to which individuals could be compared.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/18643
ISSN: 1990-9233
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