Relationship between 30-second one-leg standing time with eyes open and physical function of elderly men

Junya Miyazaki, Shin Murata, Jun Horie, Shuji Suzuki

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    Abstract

    Purpose: We investigated the clinical significance of maintenance of 30-second one-leg standing with eyes open by elderly men through its relationship with physical function. Subjects: The subjects were 57 elderly men who participated in a health survey. Methods: For those who could maintain one-leg standing for 30 s (Poss group) and those who could not (Nposs group), we performed analysis of covariance for spinal alignment in the sagittal plane, quadriceps femoris strength, toe-grip strength, maximum walking speed, Timed Up and Go (TUG) test, 10-m obstacle course, and 6-min walking distance with age as the covariate. Results: With the exception of the thoracic kyphosis angle all of the other measured items showed significant differences between the two groups, and the Poss group showed high ability Conclusion: The clear difference in physical function between those who could maintain one-leg standing for 30 s and those who could not, suggests that this measure has clinical significance.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)379-383
    Number of pages5
    JournalRigakuryoho Kagaku
    Volume25
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Keywords

    • 30-second one-leg standing with eyes open
    • Elderly men
    • Physical function

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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