様々な重心動揺指標を用いた本塾塾生の平衡機能の評価 Evaluations of postural stability in Keio University students using various measures of static posturography

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The present study aimed to characterize the postural stability of Kew University students using various evaluation measures of the center of the pressure (COP) fluctuations. It also aimed to investigate the association between those parameters and muscle volume of the plantar flexors, which are regarded as the major agonist muscles for postural control during quiet standing. Healthy male (n=45) and female (n=81) students from Keio University participated in the study. Subjects were requested to maintain a quiet standing on a force platform in both eyes-open and eyes-closed conditions. Various time and frequency domain measures of the COP fluctuations were calculated. Muscle volume of the plantar flexors was estimated from muscle thickness measured by ultrasonography. The results showed that some time domain measures such as mean distance (MDIST), root mean square (RMS), and mean velocity (MVELO) had higher values than those previously reported in young adults. Our results suggest the inferiority of this group of Keio University students in the postural control during quiet standing. Gender differences were found in frequency domain measures such as mean and centroidal frequencies (P0.05). Moreover, time domain measures were negatively correlated to the estimated muscle volume in both eyes-open and eyes-closed conditions in males (MDIST, R=-0.514; RMS, R=-0.519; MVELO, R=-0.466; RANGE, R=-0.470; P0.05), but not in females (MDIST, R=-0.150; RMS, R=0.150; MVELO, R=0.151; RANGE, R=0.128). Thus, muscle volume of the plantar flexors may influence time domain measures in posturography in males, but not in females. Although further investigation regarding the mechanisms of the observed gender differences is needed, we believe that this study is useful for resolving factors influencing individual differences in postural stability in healthy young adults.

The present study aimed to characterize the postural stability of Keio University students using various evaluation measures of the center of the pressure (COP) fluctuations. It also aimed to investigate the association between those parameters and muscle volume of the plantar flexors, which are regarded as the major agonist muscles for postural control during quiet standing. Healthy male (n=45) and female (n=81) students from Keio University participated in the study. Subjects were requested to maintain a quiet standing on a force platform in both eyes-open and eyes-closed conditions. Various time and frequency domain measures of the COP fluctuations were calculated. Muscle volume of the plantar flexors was estimated from muscle thickness measured by ultrasonography. The results showed that some time domain measures such as mean distance (MDIST), root mean square (RMS), and mean velocity (MVELO) had higher values than those previously reported in young adults. Our results suggest the inferiority of this group of Keio University students in the postural control during quiet standing. Gender differences were found in frequency domain measures such as mean and centroidal frequencies (P<0.05). Moreover, time domain measures were negatively correlated to the estimated muscle volume in both eyes-open and eyesclosed conditions in males (MDIST, R=-0.514; RMS, R=-0.519; MVELO, R=-0.466; RANGE, R=-0.470; P<0.05), but not in females (MDIST, R=-0.150; RMS, R=0.150; MVELO, R=0.151; RANGE, R=0.128). Thus, muscle volume of the plantar flexors may influence time domain measures in posturography in males, but not in females. Although further investigation regarding the mechanisms of the observed gender differences is needed, we believe that this study is useful for resolving factors influencing individual differences in postural stability in healthy young adults.

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  • 体育研究所紀要

    体育研究所紀要 47(1), 13-24, 2008-01

    慶應義塾大学

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  • NII論文ID(NAID)
    110007148604
  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    AN00135710
  • 本文言語コード
    JPN
  • 資料種別
    Departmental Bulletin Paper
  • 雑誌種別
    大学紀要
  • ISSN
    02866951
  • NDL 記事登録ID
    9391446
  • NDL 雑誌分類
    ZF21(教育--体育)
  • NDL 請求記号
    Z7-297
  • データ提供元
    NDL  NII-ELS  IR 
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