Contact: +91-9711224068
International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health
  • Printed Journal
  • Indexed Journal
  • Refereed Journal
  • Peer Reviewed Journal

P-ISSN: 2394-1685 | E-ISSN: 2394-1693 | CODEN: IJPEJB

Impact Factor (RJIF): 5.38

"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2020, Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part B

Correlation of body mass index on static postural stability in different age groups


Author(s): Omeshree Nagrale and Pavana

Abstract: The incidence of obesity is increasing in different age groups associated with poor balance. Little is known about the impact of BMI on static postural stability in different age groups (children, adolescents, middle age, and elderly).
Objective: To find out correlation of BMI in double leg stance, single leg stance, tandem stance in different age groups.
Method: 400 individuals were subjected to static balance tests using balance error scoring system. The subjects were ask to stand on firm and foam surface in three different stance (double leg stance, single leg stance, tandem stance) in eyes open and eyes close position for 20 seconds and the number of errors was noted. Mean, standard deviation was calculated, Pearson’s correlation was used to find out correlation of BMI and three different stance in various age groups.
Results: There is a significant correlation between static balance and BMI in middle age adults and elderly. There was a positive relationship in double leg stance (EC) single leg stance (EO & EC) and tandem stance (EO & EC) on firm surface. Whereas on foam surface there is positive relationship in double leg stance (EC) single leg stance (EO & EC) and tandem stance (EO & EC). In elderly population on firm surface there was positive relationship in double leg stance, single leg stance and tandem stance. (EO & EC), and on foam surface there is positive relationship in double leg stance, single leg stance, and tandem stance (EO & EC).
Conclusion: Higher BMI level is associated with poor balance.


Pages: 85-95  |  360 Views  22 Downloads

Download Full Article: Click Here

How to cite this article:
Omeshree Nagrale, Pavana. Correlation of body mass index on static postural stability in different age groups. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(1):85-95.
Call for book chapter
International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health
Journals List Click Here Research Journals Research Journals