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|Title:||Effect of sound on standing postural stability in the elderly with and without knee osteoarthritis|
Wei Li Hsu
National Taiwan University College of Medicine
|Keywords:||Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Chemical Engineering;Engineering;Materials Science|
|Citation:||Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics. Vol.21, No.3 (2019)|
|Abstract:||© 2019, Institute of Machine Design and Operation. All rights reserved. Purpose: The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of sound on standing postural control in the elderly with and without knee osteoarthritis (knee-OA). Methods: Twenty-six elderly with knee-OA and 26 elderly without knee-OA who matched the age and height participated in this study. The standing postural stability was assessed by the 3D motion analysis system. Four testing conditions of the combination of sound (no sound and white noise sound) and surface (firm and soft surfaces) were tested under the eyes closed 30 sec for 3 trials. Postural stability variables included the standard deviation and velocity of the centre of pressure, the total body centre of mass, and centre of the head along the antero-posterior (AP) and medio-lateral (ML) directions. Results: Statistical significant reductions of all variables along ML direction were found in the elderly without a knee-OA group in the presence of sound during standing on a firm surface. No significant effect of sound was found in the elderly with the knee-OA group during standing on a firm surface. In the standing on a soft surface, both groups demonstrated no significant effect of sound on all postural stability variables. Conclusions: Application of sound improved the standing postural stability in the frontal plane for the elderly without knee-OA. However, the effect of sound was limited in standing on a soft surface for both elderly with and without knee-OA.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scopus 2019|
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