Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/612829
Title:
EVALUATING BALANCE AS AN INJURY RISK FACTOR IN GIRLS' BASKETBALL
Author:
DAVIS, MCKENZIE SARAH
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Portable, fast, and cost effective screening tests are needed to identify areas of weakness that could potentially lead to injury in female middle school and high school basketball athletes. Deficits in balance have been correlated with increased ankle sprains, and specific training can help alleviate these deficits and reduce risks. The Y balance test (YBT) determines dynamic balance deficits in three reach directions. As part of a larger study, this project is concerned with testing the Y balance test in pediatric female basketball athletes. Scores did not improve with age from the under fourteen group to the fourteen and older group supporting data that, unlike their male counterparts, motor control in females does not improve with age. Asymmetries between legs, which have been observed as a risk indicator previously, were also observed in every reach direction with a peak seen around eleven years old. Pilot data gathered in this study may help form a baseline for injury risk prediction in this population.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Physiology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Rankin, Lucinda; Smith, Craig

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleEVALUATING BALANCE AS AN INJURY RISK FACTOR IN GIRLS' BASKETBALLen_US
dc.creatorDAVIS, MCKENZIE SARAHen
dc.contributor.authorDAVIS, MCKENZIE SARAHen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractPortable, fast, and cost effective screening tests are needed to identify areas of weakness that could potentially lead to injury in female middle school and high school basketball athletes. Deficits in balance have been correlated with increased ankle sprains, and specific training can help alleviate these deficits and reduce risks. The Y balance test (YBT) determines dynamic balance deficits in three reach directions. As part of a larger study, this project is concerned with testing the Y balance test in pediatric female basketball athletes. Scores did not improve with age from the under fourteen group to the fourteen and older group supporting data that, unlike their male counterparts, motor control in females does not improve with age. Asymmetries between legs, which have been observed as a risk indicator previously, were also observed in every reach direction with a peak seen around eleven years old. Pilot data gathered in this study may help form a baseline for injury risk prediction in this population.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysiologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorRankin, Lucindaen
dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Craigen
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