Age-dependent changes in dynamic standing-balance ability evaluated quantitatively using a stabilometer

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Author(s)

    • Suzuki Yasuhiro
    • Department of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology and Metabolism), Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba: 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0031, Japan|Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Tsukuba Hospital, Japan
    • Yatoh Shigeru
    • Department of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology and Metabolism), Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba: 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0031, Japan
    • Suzuki Hiroaki
    • Department of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology and Metabolism), Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba: 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0031, Japan
    • Tanabe Yuuki
    • Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Tsukuba Hospital, Japan
    • Shimizu Yukiyo
    • Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Tsukuba Hospital, Japan
    • Hada Yasushi
    • Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Tsukuba Hospital, Japan
    • Shimano Hitoshi
    • Department of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology and Metabolism), Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba: 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0031, Japan|International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (WPI-IIIS), University of Tsukuba, Japan|Life Science Center of Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (TARA), University of Tsukuba, Japan|Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development-Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (AMED-CREST), Japan

Abstract

<p>[Purpose] The efficacy of a stabilometer-based index of postural stability (IPS) as an indicator of dynamic balance ability was investigated. [Subjects and Methods] Using a stabilometer, we calculated the IPS in 583 healthy subjects (178 males, 405 females) under two conditions (open eyes/hard surface, OE/HS; closed eyes/soft surface, CE/SS). [Results] Results revealed a negative relation between IPS and age. IPS (OE/HS) began to decrease at middle-age (40–60 years old), and then decreased more rapidly during elderly ages (>60 years old). On the other hand, IPS (CE/SS) decreased linearly with increasing age. There was no gender difference between the two IPSs. [Conclusion] These results suggest that IPS can evaluate balance ability quantitatively and without a ceiling effect. It was concluded that IPS (OE/HS) indicates comprehensive balance ability, while IPS (CE/SS) reveals balance ability without compensation by visual acuity and plantar superficial sense.</p>

Journal

  • Journal of Physical Therapy Science

    Journal of Physical Therapy Science 30(1), 86-91, 2018

    The Society of Physical Therapy Science

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130006321186
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0915-5287
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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