Preprint Article Version 1 NOT YET PEER-REVIEWED

The Efficacy of Core Stability Assessment as a Determiner of Performance in Dynamic Balance and Agility Tests.

  1. School of health and Sport, North West Regional College, Strand Road Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT48 7AL
  2. School of Psychology, Sport and Exercise, Faculty of Health Sciences, Staffordshire University, Brindley Building, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF
Version 1 : Received: 5 August 2016 / Approved: 8 August 2016 / Online: 8 August 2016 (14:27:06 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 8 August 2016 / Approved: 9 August 2016 / Online: 9 August 2016 (11:09:01 CEST)

How to cite: McCartney, K.; Forsyth, J. The Efficacy of Core Stability Assessment as a Determiner of Performance in Dynamic Balance and Agility Tests.. Preprints 2016, 2016080081 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201608.0081.v1). McCartney, K.; Forsyth, J. The Efficacy of Core Stability Assessment as a Determiner of Performance in Dynamic Balance and Agility Tests.. Preprints 2016, 2016080081 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201608.0081.v1).

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate if tests used to assess core stability could be used to determine success in physiological tests applied to assess dynamic balance and agility for a young active population. Methods: Pearson's r correlation coefficient was used to assess the relationship between the core stability tests and the dynamic balance and agility tests. Evaluation of the tests was established using Cronbach's coefficient of variance as part of intra-rater reliability tests. An analysis of 18 active college aged students was conducted (males: n= 13, females: n= 5). The mean ± SD age for males was 19.2 years ± 3.22 years and for females was 19.4 years ± 1.14 years. Conclusion: The results indicate that there is no significant relationship between tests that assess core stability and tests conducted to assess dynamic balance in active young adults. With the exception of the abdominal flexion test, no significant relationship exists between the remaining core stability tests and agility T-Test. Core stability is not a determinant of balance and agility.

Subject Areas

core stability; balance; agility

Readers' Comments and Ratings (0)

Discuss and rate this article
Views 101
Downloads 75
Comments 0
Metrics 0
Discuss and rate this article

×
Alerts
Notify me about updates to this article or when a peer-reviewed version is published.