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The efficacy of core stability assessment as a determiner of performance in dynamic balance and agility tests

Mccartney, Kieran Neil and Forsyth, Jacky (2017). The efficacy of core stability assessment as a determiner of performance in dynamic balance and agility tests. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 12(3) pp. 640–650.

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Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate if tests used to assess core stability could be used to determine success in physiological tests applied to assess dynamic balance and agility for a young active population. Methods: Pearson's r correlation coefficient was used to assess the relationship between the core stability tests and the dynamic balance and agility tests. Evaluation of the tests was established using Cronbach's coefficient of variance as part of intra-rater reliability tests. An analysis of 18 active college aged students was conducted (males: n= 13, females: n= 5). The mean ± SD age for males was 19.2 years ± 3.22 years and for females was 19.4 years ± 1.14 years. Conclusion: The results indicate that there is no significant relationship between tests that assess core stability and tests conducted to assess dynamic balance in active young adults. With the exception of the abdominal flexion test, no significant relationship exists between the remaining core stability tests and agility T-Test. Core stability is not a determinant of balance and agility.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 University of Alicante
ISSN: 1988-5202
Keywords: core stability; balance; agility
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 52270
Depositing User: Kieran Mccartney
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 15:54
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 18:35
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