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Accelerometric Assessment of Postural Balance in Children: A Systematic Review

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Special Didactics Department, Faculty of Education and Sport Sciences, Universidade de Vigo, Campus a Xunqueira, s/n. 36005 Pontevedra, Spain
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Nursing and Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad de León, Ave. Astorga, 15, 24401 Ponferrada, Spain
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Didactics and School Organization and Research Methods Department, Faculty of Education and Sport Sciences, Universidade de Vigo, Campus a Xunqueira, s/n. 36005 Pontevedra, Spain
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Diagnostics 2021, 11(1), 8; https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics11010008
Received: 3 November 2020 / Revised: 18 December 2020 / Accepted: 19 December 2020 / Published: 22 December 2020
The correct development of postural control in children is fundamental to ensure that they fully reach their psychomotor capacities. However, this capacity is one of the least studied in the clinical and academic scope regarding children. The objective of this study was to analyze the degree of implementation of accelerometry as an evaluation technique for postural control in children and how it is being used. Methods: A systematic search was conducted in PubMed, SpringerLink, SportsDiscus, Medline, Scopus, and Web of Science with the following terms: balance, postural control, children, kids, accelerometry, and accelerometer. Results: The search generated a total of 18 articles. Two groups of studies were differentiated: those which exclusively included healthy individuals (n = 5) and those which included children with pathologies (n = 13). Accelerometry is being used in children mainly to assess the gait and static balance, as well as to identify the differences between healthy children and children with developmental disorders. Conclusions: Accelerometry has a discrete degree of implementation as an evaluation tool to assess postural control. It is necessary to define a systematic method for the evaluation of postural control in pediatrics, in order to delve into the development of this capacity and its alterations in different neurodevelopmental disorders. View Full-Text
Keywords: pediatrics; motor control; balance; posture; evaluation; child development pediatrics; motor control; balance; posture; evaluation; child development
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García-Soidán, J.L.; Leirós-Rodríguez, R.; Romo-Pérez, V.; García-Liñeira, J. Accelerometric Assessment of Postural Balance in Children: A Systematic Review. Diagnostics 2021, 11, 8. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics11010008

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García-Soidán JL, Leirós-Rodríguez R, Romo-Pérez V, García-Liñeira J. Accelerometric Assessment of Postural Balance in Children: A Systematic Review. Diagnostics. 2021; 11(1):8. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics11010008

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García-Soidán, Jose L., Raquel Leirós-Rodríguez, Vicente Romo-Pérez, and Jesús García-Liñeira. 2021. "Accelerometric Assessment of Postural Balance in Children: A Systematic Review" Diagnostics 11, no. 1: 8. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics11010008

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