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Marcio R. Oliveira ; Vinícius A. Coelho ; Carlos E. Carvalho ; Denilson C. Teixeira ; Rubens A. da Silva Jr ;Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia 2011, 15 6

Author: André W. O. Gil

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Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia ISSN: 1413-3555 rbfisio@ufscar.br Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e PósGraduação em Fisioterapia Brasil Gil, André W.
O.; Oliveira, Marcio R.; Coelho, Vinícius A.; Carvalho, Carlos E.; Teixeira, Denilson C.; Silva Jr, Rubens A.
da Relationship between force platform and two functional tests for measuring balance in the elderly Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, vol.
15, núm.
6, noviembre-diciembre, 2011, pp.
429-435 Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Fisioterapia São Carlos, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=235021132007 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative ISSN 1413-3555 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Rev Bras Fisioter, São Carlos, v.
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2011 © Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia Relationship between force platform and two functional tests for measuring balance in the elderly Relação entre plataforma de força e dois testes funcionais para medidas de equilíbrio em idosos André W.
O.
Gil1,2, Marcio R.
Oliveira1,2, Vinícius A.
Coelho2,3, Carlos E.
Carvalho1,2, Denilson C.
Teixeira2, Rubens A.
da Silva Jr1,2,3,4 Abstract Background: Clinical and laboratory methods have been developed to assess the different dimensions of postural control with the aim to increase the clinical relevance of decisions about balance deficit.
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to correlate the force platform measurements with two functional tests used to evaluate balance in elderly.
Methods: A total of 124 physically independent elderly volunteers participated in this study.
Subjects performed the following three tests: 1) a traditional functional balance test, named the one-leg standing test, which measures the time ...





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