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Authors
Keywords
body sway
stabilometer
statistical characteristic value
velocity vector
Abstract
The velocity vector when the human body sways has been qualitatively evaluated in clinical sessions. We quantitatively measured the velocity vector for 1 min in 89 normal subjects standing in a stable posture, and examined distributions of quantities of the velocity vector. The velocity vector was measured with a stabilometer, which visualizes the vector as magnitudes radially projected from the center to the periphery into 36 directions by 10°. The 3 quantities we calculated from the 36 scalars of the vector per subject were the coefficient of correlation (CV), skewness and kurtosis, which were analyzed statistically. Values of skewness were normally distributed. Values of CV and kurtosis were log-normally distributed when adjusted with log transformation. Then, we calculated standardized values of the normal distributions, from which the lower and upper cutoff values in the 95% and 99% areas were available. The 3 quantities showed statistically significant correlations with one another, although the levels were low. Thus, in the present study, use of the 3 parameters enabled us to quantitatively evaluate the whole image of velocity vector, which would simplify the procedures of examination and shorten the time required for differential diagnosis.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
44
Issue
3
Start Page
151
End Page
156
Published Date
2001-11
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2001, 44(3), 151-156
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English