Reproducibility of static and dynamic postural control measurement in adolescent athletes with back pain

  • Static (one-legged stance) and dynamic (star excursion balance) postural control tests were performed by 14 adolescent athletes with and 17 without back pain to determine reproducibility. The total displacement, mediolateral and anterior-posterior displacements of the centre of pressure in mm for the static, and the normalized and composite reach distances for the dynamic tests were analysed. Intraclass correlation coefficients, 95% confidence intervals, and a Bland-Altman analysis were calculated for reproducibility. Intraclass correlation coefficients for subjects with (0.54 to 0.65), (0.61 to 0.69) and without (0.45 to 0.49), (0.52 to 0.60) back pain were obtained on the static test for right and left legs, respectively. Likewise, (0.79 to 0.88), (0.75 to 0.93) for subjects with and (0.61 to 0.82), (0.60 to 0.85) for those without back pain were obtained on the dynamic test for the right and left legs, respectively. Systematic bias was not observed between test and retest of subjects on both static and dynamic tests. The one-legged stance and star excursion balance tests have fair to excellent reliabilities on measures of postural control in adolescent athletes with and without back pain. They can be used as measures of postural control in adolescent athletes with and without back pain.

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Author:Edem Korkor Appiah-Dwomoh, Steffen Müller, Frank Mayer
Parent Title (English):Rehabilitation Research and Practice
Document Type:Article (specialist journals)
Date of OPUS upload:2022/10/05
Date of first Publication:2018/07/02
Publishing University:Hochschule Trier
Release Date:2022/10/05
Tag:adolescent athletes; back pain; dynamic postural control test; one-legged stance test; star excursion balance test; static postural control test
GND Keyword:Sportler; Jugend; Rückenschmerz; Test; Haltung
Article Number:8438350
Page Number:8
First Page:1
Last Page:8
Departments:FB Informatik + Therapiewissenschaft
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International