Biology & Medicine Case Reports

Original Article - Biology & Medicine Case Reports (2018) Volume 2, Issue 1

The relevance of balance assessment to detect balance deficits in obese subjects: A cross sectional study.

Objectives: This study was conducted to assess posture balance and fall risk in obese men. Design: A cross sectional study. Methods: Fifty males were represented the sample of the study. We used Biodex balance system for assessing three tests for the subject i.e., Posture stability testing, Limits of stability testing and Fall risk testing. Results: Descriptive statistics of means and standard deviations and correlation analysis using Pearson correlation coefficient revealed no statistical difference between tested parameters with change in BMI. Conclusion: We concluded that BMI alone is not main cause of balance but other factors may have greater role in stability.

Author(s): Ibrahim AA, Mohamed AMR, Kamel EM, Youssef RFM, Al-Mathour RS

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