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International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
ISSN (online) : 2278-9030
ISSN (Print) : 2278-9014
ISSUES : 4/year
PUBLISHER : Rehabilitation Without Borders

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Romberg test is a good indicator to reflect the performance of functional outcome measures among elderly: A Saudi experience along with simple biomechanical analysis

Tarek M El-gohary.

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Background: Functional outcome measures are essential parts of examining elderly people. Timed up and go (TUG) and five times sit to stand (FTSS) are commonly used to assess transitional skills among elderly but has dynamic nature. Romberg test is a simple neurologic test that is static in nature but uses multiple senses.
Objective: The main aim of this study was to explore if the performance of elderly at Romberg test would indicate their functional performance at Timed up and go and five times sit to stand tests.
Methods and Material: One hundred independently ambulant elder have voluntarily participated. The investigator collected demographic data and tested every participant for Romberg test. Within the same session, the investigator tested every participant for five times sit to stand and timed up and go tests. The investigator randomized the order of measurement to overcome the order effect.
Results: A 2 (Recreational status) x 2 (Romberg test status) between- subject factorial ANOVA was calculated for TUG and FTSS tests. Regarding TUG, a significant main effect for Romberg was found [F (1,96)= 5.4, P<0.05]. Regarding FTSS, a significant main effect for Romberg was found [F (1,96)= 4.3, P<0.05]. In reference to the main effect of being recreationally active or inactive and the interaction effects were all insignificant.
Conclusions: Romberg test was a good indicator to reflect the functional performance of the TUG and FTSS tests among elderly. Romberg test is feasible and quick test for rehabilitation providers to start with before proceeding with assessing elderly people using more dynamic functional performance tests.

Key words: Five times sit to stand, Timed up and Go, Elderly, Romberg test, Functional outcomes.


 
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Tarek M El-gohary. Romberg test is a good indicator to reflect the performance of functional outcome measures among elderly: A Saudi experience along with simple biomechanical analysis. IJHRS. 2017; 6(4): 192-199. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000137


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Tarek M El-gohary. Romberg test is a good indicator to reflect the performance of functional outcome measures among elderly: A Saudi experience along with simple biomechanical analysis. http://www.ijhrs.org/?mno=292426 [Access: June 18, 2021]. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000137


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Tarek M El-gohary. Romberg test is a good indicator to reflect the performance of functional outcome measures among elderly: A Saudi experience along with simple biomechanical analysis. IJHRS. 2017; 6(4): 192-199. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000137



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Tarek M El-gohary. Romberg test is a good indicator to reflect the performance of functional outcome measures among elderly: A Saudi experience along with simple biomechanical analysis. IJHRS. (2017), [cited June 18, 2021]; 6(4): 192-199. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000137



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Tarek M El-gohary (2017) Romberg test is a good indicator to reflect the performance of functional outcome measures among elderly: A Saudi experience along with simple biomechanical analysis. IJHRS, 6 (4), 192-199. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000137



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Tarek M El-gohary. 2017. Romberg test is a good indicator to reflect the performance of functional outcome measures among elderly: A Saudi experience along with simple biomechanical analysis. International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS), 6 (4), 192-199. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000137



Chicago Style

Tarek M El-gohary. "Romberg test is a good indicator to reflect the performance of functional outcome measures among elderly: A Saudi experience along with simple biomechanical analysis." International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS) 6 (2017), 192-199. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000137



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Tarek M El-gohary. "Romberg test is a good indicator to reflect the performance of functional outcome measures among elderly: A Saudi experience along with simple biomechanical analysis." International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS) 6.4 (2017), 192-199. Print. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000137



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Tarek M El-gohary (2017) Romberg test is a good indicator to reflect the performance of functional outcome measures among elderly: A Saudi experience along with simple biomechanical analysis. International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS), 6 (4), 192-199. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.0000000137



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