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ERIC Number: EJ1231595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Effects of Instability Training Devices on Dynamic Balance in Preschoolers Born with Biological Risk Factors
Csirkés, Zsolt; Bretz, Károly; F Földi, Rita; Hamar, Pál
Early Child Development and Care, v189 n13 p2113-2125 2019
The aim was to investigate the effects of a six-month balance intervention based on Ayres therapy on dynamic balance in 5-6-year-old preschoolers born with biological risk factors. Sixty-four preschoolers participated in this study, and were assigned to an experimental group (VR, born with risk factors), a control group 1 (KR, born with risk factors) and a control group 2 (KI, born with no risk factors). VR group attended a 30-min balance training two times a week for six months. KR and KI groups followed the regular Physical Education schedule. A beam-walking task was used to measure dynamic balance. Significant distance differences were found for VR group. Balance values of VR group approached to those who did not attend the intervention. Neither results of pre- and post-tests show significant gender differences. Training with instability training devices can be an effective way to improve balance performance for preschoolers with developmental delay.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hungary (Budapest)