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Dynamic and static tests of balance and postural sway in boys: effects of previous wrist bone fractures and high adiposity.
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PMID:  12633774     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ninety-three males aged 10-21 years undertook the Bruininks-Oseretsky balance test and two computerized posturography tests to evaluate the effects of (a) previous forearm fracture and (b) high body weight on balance and postural sway. Body composition was measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. Fracture history did not affect balance measures. However, Bruininks-Oseretsky balance scores were negatively correlated with body weight, body mass index, percentage fat and total fat mass. Overweight subjects (n=25) had lower scores (P<0.05) than boys of healthy weight (n=47), supporting the view that overweight adolescents have poorer balance than those of healthy weight.
A Goulding; I E Jones; R W Taylor; J M Piggot; D Taylor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gait & posture     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0966-6362     ISO Abbreviation:  Gait Posture     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-13     Completed Date:  2003-06-26     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9416830     Medline TA:  Gait Posture     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 913, Dunedin, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Absorptiometry, Photon
Body Composition
Body Mass Index
Case-Control Studies
Cohort Studies
Fractures, Bone / diagnosis*
Gait / physiology*
Obesity / diagnosis*
Postural Balance / physiology*
Reference Values
Risk Assessment
Sensitivity and Specificity
Wrist Injuries / diagnosis*

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