publication . Other literature type . 2012

A Comparison of Balance and Postural Stability Assessment Tools: BESS Versus NeuroCom Balance Manager

Joliffe, Jamie;
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  • Published: 01 May 2012
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Postural stability assessment tools are one of the many ways concussions can be assessed and return to play decisions can be made; two of which are the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) and force plate technology. OBJECTIVE: Validate the modified BESS used by Utah State University by comparing it to equivalent tests on the NeuroCom Balance Manager System. METHODS: 114 current or previous Utah State football players ranging in age from 18-24. Each athlete conducted a baseline BESS test during their pre-participation physical and NeuroCom testing was conducted during the summer of 2011. NeuroCom testing included a modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction on...
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free text keywords: athlete, physical testing, BESS score, CTSIB, Education, Health and Physical Education
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