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dc.contributor.authorMerritt, Eric Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-05T05:30:17Z
dc.date.available2015-11-05T05:30:17Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.othermerritt_eric_d_201505_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/merritt_eric_d_201505_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/33292
dc.description.abstractDynamic balance deficits exist following a concussion, sometimes years after injury. However, clinicians lack practical tools for assessing dynamic balance. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in static and dynamic balance performance between individuals with and without a history of concussion. Participants were placed into a concussion history group or a matched control group with no previous history of concussion and completed the Y Balance Test-Lower Quarter (YBT-LQ) and Balance Error Scoring System (BESS). No significant differences were observed between groups in YBT-LQ reach distances or BESS errors. This study indicates that no deficit in long-term clinical static or dynamic balance test performance exists in collegiate athletes with a general history of concussion.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectConcussion
dc.subjectStatic balance
dc.subjectDynamic balance
dc.subjectY Balance Test-Lower Quarter
dc.subjectBalance Error Scoring System
dc.subjectmild traumatic brain injury
dc.titleThe effect of concussion history on static and dynamic balance in collegiate athletes
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentKinesiology
dc.description.majorKinesiology
dc.description.advisorJulianne Schmidt
dc.description.committeeJulianne Schmidt
dc.description.committeeKathy Simpson
dc.description.committeeCathleen Brown-Crowell


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