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J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2017, 2(3), 26;

Balance Performance in Collegiate Athletes: A Comparison of Balance Error Scoring System Measures

Department of Kinesiology, Biomechanics Laboratory, California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA 92407, USA
Department of Kinesiology, Neuromechanics Laboratory, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS 39762, USA
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Received: 19 July 2017 / Revised: 28 July 2017 / Accepted: 31 July 2017 / Published: 1 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Advances in Human Posture and Movement)
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The assessment of balance among athletes is essential for training, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries resulting from postural instability. The purpose of the investigation was to validate the Sway Medical Balance Application (SMBA) against the Biodex Balance System (BBS) during the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) protocol. One hundred and eighty-four Division-II male and female athletes from different sporting disciplines were evaluated using SMBA and BBS while performing all five testing conditions of the BESS. Pearson’s r correlations were used to determine the relationship between the two systems during each of the five conditions and an overall score. The significant relationship and very high correlation between the two systems validates the SMBA as a valid tool that can be used to assess balance in a time- and cost-effective manner in any setting with ease. View Full-Text
Keywords: postural control; balance; balance error scoring system; sway postural control; balance; balance error scoring system; sway

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Dabbs, N.C.; Sauls, N.M.; Zayer, A.; Chander, H. Balance Performance in Collegiate Athletes: A Comparison of Balance Error Scoring System Measures. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2017, 2, 26.

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