Date of Graduation
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Michelle A. Sandrey.
The purpose of this study was to examine how dynamic postural control as measured by the Star Excursion Balance Test, was affected by an activity related fatiguing protocol. Forty male and female students from West Virginia University volunteered to participate. They completed the pre-test in all eight directions with the average of the three trials calculated for each direction. They then performed a functional fatiguing protocol that lasted 20 minutes with their rating of perceived exertion measured before, during and after. After completing the fatiguing protocol the post-test on the SEBT was in all eight directions. There was a significant interaction between time and direction and significant main effects for time and direction were also observed. A significant main effect for RPE was observed. The results of this study indicate that a fatiguing protocol will contribute to a significant decline in dynamic postural control when measured by the SEBT.
Kulpa, Timothy A., "The effects of activity related fatigue on dynamic postural control as measured by the Star Excursion Balance Test" (2006). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2454.