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Lower Quarter Y-Balance Test in healthy women 50-79 years old.

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Summary of "Lower Quarter Y-Balance Test in healthy women 50-79 years old."

The Lower Quarter Y-Balance Test (LQ-YBT), a measure of dynamic balance used in young adults, has not been adequately studied in older women. We determined the reliability, normative values, and relationships to other balance measures for LQ-YBT in women aged 50-79 years. Interrater reliability was strong, and test-retest reliability was moderate to strong. Results by decade showed women 50-59 years had significantly better scores than both older groups. There were moderate positive correlations between single leg stance, gait speed, and LQ-YBT composite score. LQ-YBT may be used as a dynamic balance assessment in healthy older women.

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Name: Journal of women & aging
ISSN: 1540-7322
Pages: 1-17

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