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The effect of visual deprivation and proprioceptive change on postural sway in healthy adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2754159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In 39 healthy active people aged 17 to 79 who had not fallen, anteroposterior sway during quiet standing increased slightly with age; there was no increase with age in lateral sway. Sway increased on deprivation of visual information and altered proprioception due to foot pressure sensory change in all age groups, and especially when both forms of sensation were altered concurrently; but the increase of sway on pressure sensory change was no greater in the older than in the younger subjects.
Authors:
C Ring; U S Nayak; B Isaacs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0002-8614     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Geriatr Soc     Publication Date:  1989 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-09-06     Completed Date:  1989-09-06     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503062     Medline TA:  J Am Geriatr Soc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  745-9     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Affiliation:
Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Female
Foot
Humans
Male
Mechanoreceptors / physiology*
Middle Aged
Posture*
Proprioception*
Psychomotor Performance / physiology
Sensory Deprivation / physiology*
Vision, Ocular / physiology*

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