Examination of Balance Using Laboratory-Based and Clinical Measures in Female Survivors of Breast Cancer Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • Shatten, Charlotte
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Exercise and Sport Science
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  • This study compared laboratory-based and clinical measures of balance between 10 breast cancer survivors (BCS) and 10 healthy, age, weight, and physical activity level matched controls (CNT). The single leg stance (SLS) and force plate parameters (sway speed (SS) and sway path (SP)) were the main outcome variables. No statistically significant differences were found on the clinical SLS with either eyes open or closed between the BCS and CNT groups (p=0.38, p=0.37; respectively). Additionally, no significant differences between groups were found on the laboratory-based measures SS or SP during any test condition (p>0.05). In conclusion, no significant differences in balance using either clinical or laboratory-based tests between BCS and CNT were observed in this study. It appears that the age differences in BCS enrolled in this study compared to other studies and the amount of time off cancer therapy, may explain in part the non-significant differences between groups.
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  • Battaglini, Claudio L.
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  • Master of Arts
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  • 2012
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