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dc.contributor.authorHarris, Natalie
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-24T15:55:46Z
dc.date.available2020-08-24T15:55:46Z
dc.date.issued2020-05-19
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/40261
dc.description.abstractIndividuals with Down Syndrome demonstrate deficits in many physiological attributes, including muscular strength and balance. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between lower limb strength and balance in adults with and without (typically developing, intellectual disability) Down Syndrome. This was investigated using performance production measures of the BTrackS force plate and Lafayette dynamometer. Voluntary participants (n = 64) with diagnoses of Down Syndrome, intellectual disability, or typical development who ranged in age from 18 to 50 years old participated in the study. Balance was quantified by having the individuals stand on the BTrackS force plate for four consecutive 20-second trials. The medial/lateral, anterior/posterior, and ellipse area measurements were analyzed. There was no significant correlation found between lower limb strength and balance, but the participants with Down Syndrome did confirm inherent performance deficits in regards to strength and balance. The results from this study suggest that additional factors may affect balance than solely lower limb strength.
dc.subjectstrength
dc.subjectbalance
dc.subjectDown Syndrome
dc.titleLower Limb Strength and Balance in Adults with and without Down Syndrome
etd.degree.departmentKinesiology


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