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Does Postural Stability Change Over Time?: A Longitudinal Study of Swedish Male Elite Ice Hockey Players.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Objective: To evaluate whether postural stability in healthy Swedish male elite ice hockey players changes over time?Design: Longitudinal laboratory study.Setting: Research laboratoryParticipants: 142 ice hockey players from two Swedish teams. One team playing in the Swedish elite league (SHL) and the second team playing in the second highest league (age: 24, 2 ± 4, 8 years).Main outcome measures: Static postural stability was measured during single-limb stance with eyes open (EO) and eyes closed (EC). Preseason baseline tests were performed over a period of 10 years. Paired samples t-test was calculated to examine differences in mean sway (°/ sec) between the yearly baseline tests. Baseline from year one was compared with baseline year two and three in subjects who had not sustained concussion during the study period.Results: No significant differences could be seen between baseline tests neither in the EO or the EC test over the three year study period.Conclusion: Static postural stability in single-limb stance with EO and EC seems to be stable over time among healthy Swedish male elite ice hockey players.

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2014. , 15 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-44496Local ID: 24a034ec-39e5-488c-a4b4-d367dd672396OAI: diva2:1017775
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Physiotherapy, master's level
Validerat; 20140321 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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