Type

Journal Article

Authors

Eamonn Delahunt
Dan Wang
Cailbhe Doherty
Colin Boreham
Sinéad Holden

Subjects

Physiotherapy & Sport

Topics
statistical analysis female longitudinal research limb dominance injury risk star excursion balance test adolescent stability

Dynamic postural stability in young adolescent male and female athletes. (2014)

Abstract To investigate dynamic postural stability performance of young adolescent athletes. Eighty-nine male and 81 female athletes participated. Each participant performed 3 trials of the anterior, posterior-medial, and posterior-lateral reach directions of the Star Excursion Balance Test on each limb. Distance achieved for each direction was expressed as a percentage of leg length, with the composite reach distance of these directions being used for statistical analysis. No significant interaction effect for sex and limb dominance (P > .05) was found, nor was a significant main effect for sex or limb dominance (P > .05) observed. Notably, the composite reach distance achieved by both male and female athletes was less than 94% of leg length, a value that has previously been identified for increased injury risk in adolescent athletes. Further longitudinal research is needed to fully understand how dynamic postural stability changes over adolescence.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Eamonn Delahunt, Dan Wang, Cailbhe Doherty, Colin Boreham, Sinéad Holden

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Eamonn Delahunt
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Dan Wang
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Cailbhe Doherty
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Colin A G Boreham
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Sinéad Holden
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