高齢者と身体の平衡機能 [in Japanese] Body Balance in the Elderly. [in Japanese]
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All the subjects in this study were over 65 years of age. Twenty one healthy persons with-out vertigo attacks and 167 patients with vertigo attacks and with unsteadiness were examined.<BR>Neurotological examinations were performed, and body balance was determined by recording of the gravity center.<BR>1 The length and area of the movements of the gravity center in the healthy subjects over '65 years of age were greater than in 20-50 year-old healthy subjects.<BR>2 The average of the length and area of the gravity center movements in patients with inner ear lesions and dizziness were within normal limits in patients over 65 years of aye.<BR>3. The results of examinations using gravity center movements should be confirmed by mental calculation during stabilometry. When the length and area of the gravity center movements in patients complaining dizziness are remarkably larger, the results should be confirmed by duplicate examinations and by the examinations with mental calculation.
- Equilibrium Research
Equilibrium Research 51(3), 379-385, 1992
Japan Society for Equilibrium Research