NEUROCOGNITVE AND BALANCE PERFORMANCE FOLLOWING A DUAL-TASK AND SINGLE-TASK TRAINING INTERVENTION IN HEALTHY COLLEGIATE RECREATIONAL ATHLETES Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • Ingriselli, Joseph Marc
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
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  • The purpose of this study was to examine neurocognitive and balance performance in healthy collegiate recreational athletes, prior to and following a dual-task (DT) training intervention compared to matched single-task (ST) controls. Thirty healthy, physically active college aged participants completed neurocognitive and balance assessments prior to and following a four-week training intervention. The single task group showed significantly greater improvement following their four-week training period compared to the dual-task group (F1,26=5.478, p= 0.027). Both groups significantly improved neurocognitive domains of complex attention (F1,26=6.726, p=0.015), executive function (F1,28 = 4.968, p= 0.034), cognitive flexibility(F1,28 = 6.707, p= 0.015), SOT Vestibular ratio scores (F1,28=6.550, p=0.016) and significantly reduced the number of errors committed during the BESS (F1,26=42.342, p<.000) following the interventions. Our findings suggest that combining a cognitive task with a balance task did not have any additional benefits to performing these tasks independently.
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  • Register-Mihalik, Johna
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  • Master of Arts
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  • 2012
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