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Relationship between Multiple Balance Assessments in Concussed Athletes: Can the Wii Do a Better Job Assessing Balance?
Graduate Expo (2013)
  • Nicholas G Murray, University of Texas at El Paso
  • V. N. Pradeep Ambati, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Fabricio Saucedo, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Monica M. Contreras, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Anthony P. Salvatore
  • Rebecca J. Reed-Jones, University of Texas at El Paso
Abstract
Balance disturbances are reported in 30% of sports related concussion injuries. Measurements of balance post-concussion were assessed by the Romberg and WiiFit®. Romberg was found to directly relate to impairment on the ImPACT test (r=0.26, p=0.041), yet sensitivity(0.55) and specificity(0.23) were low. WiiFit® balance assessment was not significantly related to impairments via the ImPACT test (r=-0.142, p=0.356), however its sensitivity(0.57) and specificity(0.87) were high. Results suggest, the Romberg and WiiFit® could be used to detect balance disturbances post-concussion.
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Nicholas G Murray, V. N. Pradeep Ambati, Fabricio Saucedo, Monica M. Contreras, et al.. "Relationship between Multiple Balance Assessments in Concussed Athletes: Can the Wii Do a Better Job Assessing Balance?" Graduate Expo (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nicholas-murray/30/