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dc.contributor.authorMay, Bryson Elaine
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T03:21:39Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T03:21:39Z
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.identifier.othermay_bryson_e_200805_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/may_bryson_e_200805_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24693
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of the study was to investigate the impact of balance disruption induced by wearing a weighted backpack on the cognitive functions of volunteers recruited from the UGA Army and Air Force ROTC. Participants performed a dual task protocol, consisting of a balance task on the NeuroCom Smart Balance master and an auditory switch-task, with or without an additional 30% body weight load. A significant main effect for balance data was found for both load type and balance condition. Main effects were found for the proportion of participants’ errors scores for load type. An interaction between load type and task type was identified. Dual-tasking methodologies suggest military personnel can maintain the timing of executive processes despite increased disturbance in balance; however, the accuracy of their responses may decrease their effectiveness in the field.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectPosture
dc.subjectStability
dc.subjectBalance
dc.subjectCognitive
dc.subjectReaction
dc.subjectMilitary
dc.subjectROTC
dc.titleBalance demands and cogntive function
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentKinesiology
dc.description.majorPhysical Education and Sport Studies
dc.description.advisorPhillip Tomporowski
dc.description.committeePhillip Tomporowski
dc.description.committeeMichael Horvat
dc.description.committeeMichael Ferrara


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