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Inter-gender differences of balance indicators in persons 60–90 years of age

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, May 2018
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Title
Inter-gender differences of balance indicators in persons 60–90 years of age
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Clinical Interventions in Aging, May 2018
DOI 10.2147/cia.s157182
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Ewa Puszczalowska-Lizis, Przemyslaw Bujas, Slawomir Jandzis, Jaroslaw Omorczyk, Marek Zak

Abstract

Precision of movements responsible for maintaining balance deteriorates with age due to natural involutionary processes, thus prompting a research question whether the values of gender-related stability indicators might differ significantly among the study subjects over 60 years of age. The study group comprised 136 seniors (89 women, 47 men; aged 60-90 years). The CQ-Stab 2P 2-platform posturograph was used as the main research device, whereas the Mann-Whitney U-test was used to evaluate the gender-related differences in the average level of variables. In the open-eye test, significant gender-related differences were observed with regard to the statokinesiogram's path length in the mediolateral (ML) direction in the subjects aged 60-69 years (p=0.004), mean frequency of center of pressure (COP) displacement and number of COP displacements in the ML direction in the subjects aged 70-79 years (p=0.028, p=0.019), and mean COP displacement in the anteroposterior (AP) direction in the subjects aged 80-90 years (p=0.026). When the subjects were deprived of visual control, gender-related differences were observed with regard to the mean frequency of COP displacement, number of COP displacements in the ML direction in the subjects aged 60-69 years (p=0.045, p=0.049), and the statokinesiogram's path length in the AP direction in the subjects aged 70-79 years (p=0.015). In the oldest age group, the differences were noted in the statokinesiogram's path length in the AP direction (p=0.001), a sway area delimited by the COP point (p=0.003), range of AP stability (p<0.001), and range of ML stability (p=0.048). Gender-related differences affecting postural stability were found in the elderly. Men were characterized by a lower level of postural stability when compared with women. This highlights the need to have the gender-related differences taken into account, when developing various preventive and therapeutic programs specifically aimed at compensating certain involution-dependent deficits.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 37 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 19%
Other 3 8%
Researcher 3 8%
Student > Bachelor 3 8%
Student > Postgraduate 2 5%
Other 7 19%
Unknown 12 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 5 14%
Social Sciences 4 11%
Neuroscience 4 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 8%
Design 2 5%
Other 7 19%
Unknown 12 32%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 May 2018.
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#7,478,045
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#721
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#139,341
of 270,027 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#19
of 31 outputs
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