Acta Med. 2007, 50: 139-143

Use of Stabilometric Platform and Evaluation of Methods for Further Measurments – A Pilot Study

Jitka Jančováa, Vlasta Tošnerováb

aCharles University in Prague, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Department of Sport Medicine and Adapted Physical Education, Prague, Czech Republic
bUniversity Hospital in Hradec Králové, The Rehabilitation Clinic, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Received November 1, 2006
Accepted March 1, 2007

Posture in a still stance has been quantified by changes in the center of pressure (COP), in both anterior-posterior (A/P) and medial-lateral (M/L) directions and measured on a single force platform (Bertec PRO VEC 5.0). The purpose of this study was to estimate the variance in error and the intrasession test-retest reliability, and to determine which measures shall be taken for further measurements, especially with adults age 65 and older. We used two types of approximation for the reliability coefficient. Firstly, we used the equation according to Blahuš (2) and secondly we used the Pearson’s correlation coefficient for test-retest measurements. The findings allow us to say, among other things, that the tests of quiet standing Double Narrow Stance Eyes Open (DNSEO) and Double Narrow Stance Eyes Closed (DNSEC) are parallel, in the sense of parallel testing.


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