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A study of the clinical test of sensory interaction and balance.
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PMID:  8497509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The ability to maintain an upright position during quiet standing is a useful motor skill. The Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction and Balance is an inexpensive, easily administered test that provides information about the ability to stand upright under several sensory conditions. SUBJECTS: Three groups of neurologically asymptomatic (AS) adults, divided by age into younger, middle-aged, and older groups, participated in the study. A fourth group comprised subjects diagnosed with vestibular disorders. METHODS: Timed performances under six different conditions were compared across groups. RESULTS: Subjects with vestibular disorders were significantly impaired on performance when compared with age-matched AS subjects. Older AS and vestibularly impaired subjects had greater variation in their scores than did younger AS subjects. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION: This test is a useful screening tool for examining static standing balance.
H Cohen; C A Blatchly; L L Gombash
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical therapy     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0031-9023     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Ther     Publication Date:  1993 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-21     Completed Date:  1993-06-21     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0022623     Medline TA:  Phys Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  346-51; discussion 351-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; S    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Analysis of Variance
Middle Aged
Postural Balance / physiology*
Posture / physiology*
Reference Values
Reproducibility of Results
Sensation / physiology*
Sensitivity and Specificity
Vestibular Diseases / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  rehabilitation

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