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Validity Of Using Smart Phone Sway Balance Application In Measuring Dynamic Balance

mohamed mahmoud eldesoky, neveen abd elraouf, khaled ayad, enas abu-taleb.

Abstract
Background: Fall risk is one of the major problems in the older adults’ life due to the reduction of the balance level. A presence of a valid, cost effective and easy in use objective tool to measure the balance (static and dynamic) is very important. Purpose of this study is to test the validity of the use of Sway balance software in measuring the dynamic balance. Methods: Thirty healthy non-athletic subjects (8 females and 22 males; age= 23.9 ± 3.38 years and BMI= 22.53 ± 1.64 kg/m˛) were tested and their dynamic balance was measured by Sway balance software mobile application and the Biodex balance system at the same time through four conditions (foot together, semi tandem, tandem and single leg stance) with eyes opened. Each participant performed four conditions at difficulty level 8 of Biodex balance system with a familiarization trail prior to the experiment one. Results: The correlations between overall postural sway and overall stability index at level 8 were moderate negative significant correlation at foot together and single leg stance while it was strong negative significant at tandem and no correlation at semi tandem. Conclusion: Sway balance software mobile application can be used in clinics and other fields as a valid objective tool to measure dynamic balance.

Key words: Accelerometer, Dynamic balance, Fall, Validity


 
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eldesoky mm, elraouf na, ayad k, abu-taleb e. Validity Of Using Smart Phone Sway Balance Application In Measuring Dynamic Balance. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. 2017; 6(4): 31-37. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000286



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eldesoky mm, elraouf na, ayad k, abu-taleb e. Validity Of Using Smart Phone Sway Balance Application In Measuring Dynamic Balance. www.scopemed.org/?mno=268175 [Access: October 19, 2017]. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000286



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eldesoky mm, elraouf na, ayad k, abu-taleb e. Validity Of Using Smart Phone Sway Balance Application In Measuring Dynamic Balance. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. 2017; 6(4): 31-37. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000286



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eldesoky mm, elraouf na, ayad k, abu-taleb e. Validity Of Using Smart Phone Sway Balance Application In Measuring Dynamic Balance. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. (2017), [cited October 19, 2017]; 6(4): 31-37. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000286



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eldesoky, m. m., elraouf, n. a., ayad, k. & abu-taleb, e. (2017) Validity Of Using Smart Phone Sway Balance Application In Measuring Dynamic Balance. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 6 (4), 31-37. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000286



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eldesoky, mohamed mahmoud, neveen abd elraouf, khaled ayad, and enas abu-taleb. 2017. Validity Of Using Smart Phone Sway Balance Application In Measuring Dynamic Balance. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 6 (4), 31-37. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000286



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eldesoky, mohamed mahmoud, neveen abd elraouf, khaled ayad, and enas abu-taleb. "Validity Of Using Smart Phone Sway Balance Application In Measuring Dynamic Balance." International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research 6 (2017), 31-37. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000286



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eldesoky, mohamed mahmoud, neveen abd elraouf, khaled ayad, and enas abu-taleb. "Validity Of Using Smart Phone Sway Balance Application In Measuring Dynamic Balance." International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research 6.4 (2017), 31-37. Print. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000286



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eldesoky, m. m., elraouf, n. a., ayad, k. & abu-taleb, e. (2017) Validity Of Using Smart Phone Sway Balance Application In Measuring Dynamic Balance. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 6 (4), 31-37. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.000000286








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