Japanese Journal of Health Promotion and Physical Therapy
Online ISSN : 2187-3305
Print ISSN : 2186-3741
ISSN-L : 2186-3741
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Relationships among Elderly Community ResidentsʼToe Grasp Power, Berg Balance Scale Score, and Functional Reach Test Result
Masashi MorimotoShota NishiharaKentarou NabeshimaRyohei ImahukuShogo Ninomiya
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2017 Volume 7 Issue 2 Pages 69-72

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[Objective] To clarify the relationships among the toe grasp power, Berg Balance Scale score, and functional reach test result. [Methods] The following items were measured in 13 (4 males and 9 females) elderly community residents: the toe grasp power,Berg Balance Scale score, functional reach test result, height, and weight. [Results] On simple correlation analysis, the toe grasp power was significantly correlated with the functional reach test result, but it did not show such a correlation with the Berg Balance Scale score. [Conclusion] The results suggest that the toe grasp power prevents sway in the anteroposterior direction. However, its relationship with Berg Balance Scale scores for balance evaluation remained unclear.

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