"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"
2018, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A
Gender differences in dynamic postural control and lower extremity muscular strength among childrenAuthor(s):
The purpose of this study is to examine gender differences in dynamic postural control and lower muscular strength among children. A total of 92 children (68 girls and 24 boys) who exercise regularly in different sports, participated in this study. First, the following anthropometric measures were taken and each participant completed a standing long jump test and a Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT), and reaches in the anterior (ANT), medial (PM), and posterior (PL) directions. In order to analyze the collected data, separate independent t-tests and multiple linear backward regression test were used. Significant gender differences were observed in dynamic postural control (p
<0.05). However, no significant difference was found in the standing long jump (SLJ) performance between genders (p>0.05). While age, body mass, and height were not significant contributors to SEBT performance, it was observed that these factors were significant in standing long jump performance. These differences and similarities between girls and boys should be considered by coaches and sport specialists in assessing the risk of lower extremity injuries and in preparing the training program.Pages: 03-06 | 869 Views 47 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Bahar ATEŞ. Gender differences in dynamic postural control and lower extremity muscular strength among children. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(1):03-06.