Associations between static and dynamic field balance tests in assessing postural stability of female undergraduate dancers

Associations between static and dynamic field balance tests in assessing postural stability of female undergraduate dancers

Type of Research output: Journal Article

Trinity Laban Staff member(s): Dr Frances Clarke (0000-0002-4903-678X),

All Author(s): Clarke, F., Koutedakis, Y., Wilson, M., Wyon, M.

Publication details: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science 25(3)

DOI/URL: https://doi.org/10.12678/1089-313x.091521b

Details of submissions

Date of acceptance: November 27th, 2020

Date of publication: June 3rd, 2021

Date of deposit in Trinity Laban Research Online: January 28th, 2022

Type of document: Journal Article

URL to this record: https://researchonline.trinitylaban.ac.uk/oa/article/associations-between-static-and-dynamic-field-balance-tests-in-assessing-postural-stability-of-female-undergraduate-dancers/

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Balance testing on dancers has revealed a wide variety of assessment tools. However, as most field balance tests have been developed for either sport or elderly populations, the evidence of associations between tests and their functional relevance to dance is inconclusive. We assessed possible associations between five such field balance tests. The total of 83 female undergraduate dance students (20±1.5 years; 163 ±6.6 cm; 61 ±10.8 kg) volunteered for the tests. They executed the Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT), the modified Romberg test, the Airplane test, the BioSway Balance System (Biodex, USA) and a dance-specific pirouette test. Spearman’s correlation coefficients examined relationships between the measures of the balance tests. Results showed quite strong to strong relationships between some SEBT reach directions (p

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Clarke, F., Koutedakis, Y., Wilson, M., Wyon, M. (2021). Associations between static and dynamic field balance tests in assessing postural stability of female undergraduate dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, 25(3) https://doi.org/10.12678/1089-313x.091521b
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