The within-day and between-day reliability of using sacral accelerations to quantify balance performance

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Authors: Williams, J., Dorey, C., Clark, C. and Clark, S.

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Journal: Physical Therapy in Sport

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Authors: Williams, J.M., Dorey, C., Clark, S. and Clark, C.

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Journal: Phys Ther Sport

Volume: 17

Pages: 45-50

eISSN: 1873-1600

DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2015.04.002

OBJECTIVES: To investigate the between-day and within-day reliability of a sacral mounted accelerometer to quantify balance performance and different balance metrics. DESIGN: Experimental, cross-sectional. SETTING: Laboratorial experiment. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty healthy volunteers. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Balance tasks were double leg stance, tandem stance and single leg stance with eyes open and closed. Performance was measured by converting accelerations into path length (PL, length of the sway trace), jerk (jerkiness of sway trace) and root mean square (RMS) of the accelerations. RESULTS: Within-day ICC for PL were excellent (mean 0.78 95%CI 0.68-0.89), with Jerk and RMS demonstrating means of 0.60 and 0.47, respectively. The mean percentage minimal detectable change (MDC) within-day were small for PL (mean 6.7%, 95%CI 5.3-8.1). Between-day ICC were good for PL (mean 0.61, 95%CI 0.50-0.71), but more varied for Jerk and RMS. The mean percentage MDC was small for PL (mean 6.1%, 95%CI 5.0-7.2). No significant differences were determined for measurements between-days for any metric or task. PL had the highest discriminatory value between the 8 tasks. CONCLUSIONS: The sacral mounted accelerometer reliably measured balance performance within- and between-days. The PL is the recommended metric as it was the most reliable, most discriminatory and most sensitive to change.

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Authors: Williams, J.M., Dorey, C., Clark, S. and Clark, C.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/23787/

Journal: Physical Therapy in Sport

Volume: 17

Pages: 45-50

eISSN: 1873-1600

ISSN: 1466-853X

DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2015.04.002

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Objectives: To investigate the between-day and within-day reliability of a sacral mounted accelerometer to quantify balance performance and different balance metrics. Design: Experimental, cross-sectional. Setting: Laboratorial experiment. Participants: Thirty healthy volunteers. Main outcome measures: Balance tasks were double leg stance, tandem stance and single leg stance with eyes open and closed. Performance was measured by converting accelerations into path length (PL, length of the sway trace), jerk (jerkiness of sway trace) and root mean square (RMS) of the accelerations. Results: Within-day ICC for PL were excellent (mean 0.78 95%CI 0.68-0.89), with Jerk and RMS demonstrating means of 0.60 and 0.47, respectively. The mean percentage minimal detectable change (MDC) within-day were small for PL (mean 6.7%, 95%CI 5.3-8.1).Between-day ICC were good for PL (mean 0.61, 95%CI 0.50-0.71), but more varied for Jerk and RMS. The mean percentage MDC was small for PL (mean 6.1%, 95%CI 5.0-7.2). No significant differences were determined for measurements between-days for any metric or task. PL had the highest discriminatory value between the 8 tasks. Conclusions: The sacral mounted accelerometer reliably measured balance performance within- and between-days. The PL is the recommended metric as it was the most reliable, most discriminatory and most sensitive to change.

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Authors: Williams, J.M., Dorey, C., Clark, S. and Clark, C.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/23787/

Journal: PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SPORT

Volume: 17

Pages: 45-50

ISSN: 1466-853X

DOI: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2015.04.002

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Authors: Williams, J.M., Dorey, C., Clark, S. and Clark, C.

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Journal: Physical therapy in sport : official journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine

Volume: 17

Pages: 45-50

eISSN: 1873-1600

ISSN: 1466-853X

To investigate the between-day and within-day reliability of a sacral mounted accelerometer to quantify balance performance and different balance metrics.Experimental, cross-sectional.Laboratorial experiment.Thirty healthy volunteers.Balance tasks were double leg stance, tandem stance and single leg stance with eyes open and closed. Performance was measured by converting accelerations into path length (PL, length of the sway trace), jerk (jerkiness of sway trace) and root mean square (RMS) of the accelerations.Within-day ICC for PL were excellent (mean 0.78 95%CI 0.68-0.89), with Jerk and RMS demonstrating means of 0.60 and 0.47, respectively. The mean percentage minimal detectable change (MDC) within-day were small for PL (mean 6.7%, 95%CI 5.3-8.1). Between-day ICC were good for PL (mean 0.61, 95%CI 0.50-0.71), but more varied for Jerk and RMS. The mean percentage MDC was small for PL (mean 6.1%, 95%CI 5.0-7.2). No significant differences were determined for measurements between-days for any metric or task. PL had the highest discriminatory value between the 8 tasks.The sacral mounted accelerometer reliably measured balance performance within- and between-days. The PL is the recommended metric as it was the most reliable, most discriminatory and most sensitive to change.

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