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Nobahar Ahari M, Nejati V, Hosseini A. Comparing Age-Ralated Changes of Balance Performance In Youth and Older Adults. Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing. 2010; 5 (1)
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-292-en.html
1- Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Iran. , nobahar@uswr.ac.ir
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Objectives: The purpose of current study was to compare the effect of aging on balance in different sensory conditions.

Methods & Materials: In this cross sectional study we compared 20 healthy youth (with age 22.75±2.29) and 20 healthy older adults (with age 65.1±4.16) in single leg standing in different sensory conditions. Sensory conditions were open eye/ hard surface (OEHS), closed eye/ hard surface (CEHS), closed eye/ foam surface (CEFS) as balance tasks. One-way ANOVA, paired t-test and Independent Sample t-test were used.

Results: findings showed significant difference between youth and older adults in all three sensory conditions. In addition, in each group, there was significant difference between OEHS and CEHS/ CEFS. Hence, significant difference was seen between CEHS and CEFS in each group.

Conclusion: based of our findings sensory information is more critical for balance in elderly than youth. In addition, standing on One-Leg can be used as a proper test for evaluation of older adults.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2009/11/28 | Accepted: 2010/02/20 | Published: 2010/04/01

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