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The quantification of hop landing balance using trunk-mounted accelerometry.

Williams, J. M., Gara, M. and Clark, C. J., 2019. The quantification of hop landing balance using trunk-mounted accelerometry. Journal of sport rehabilitation, 28 (8).

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DOI: 10.1123/jsr.2018-0384


Context: Balance is important for injury prediction, prevention and rehabilitation. Clinical measurement of higher level balance function such as hop landing is necessary. Currently no method exists to quantify balance performance following hopping in the clinic. Objective: The objective of this study was to quantify the sacral acceleration profile and test-retest reliability during hop landing. Participants: Seventeen university undergraduates (Age 27.6(5.7) years, Height 1.73(0.11) m, Weight 74.1(13.9)kg). Outcome Measure: A trunk mounted accelerometer captured the acceleration profile following landing from hopping forwards, medially and laterally. The path length of the acceleration traces were computed to quantify balance following landing. Results: Moderate-to-excellent reliability (ICC 0.67-0.93) for hop landing was established with low-to-moderate standard error of measurement (4-16%) and minimal detectable change values (13-44%) for each of the hop directions. Significant differences were determined in balance following hop landing from the different directions. Conclusion: The results suggest hop landing balance can be quantified by trunk mounted accelerometry.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Human Kinetics Technical report 61
Uncontrolled Keywords:Accelerometer, Sway, Path length
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:31991
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:04 Mar 2019 10:18
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:15


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