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Title: Musculoskeletal strength, balance performance, and self-efficacy in elderly Ving Tsun Chinese martial art practitioners : implications for fall prevention
Authors: Fong, SSM
Ng, SSM 
Liu, KPY
Pang, MYC 
Lee, HW
Chung, JWY
Lam, PL
Guo, X 
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Source: Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine, 2014, v. 2014, 402314 How to cite?
Journal: Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine 
Abstract: Objectives. To (1) compare the bone strength, lower limb muscular strength, functional balance performance, and balance self-efficacy between Ving Tsun (VT) martial art practitioners and nonpractitioners and (2) identify the associations between lower limb muscular strength, functional balance performance, and balance self-efficacy among the VT-trained participants. Methods. Thirty-five VT practitioners (mean age perpendicular to SD = 62.7 perpendicular to 13.3 years) and 49 nonpractitioners (mean age perpendicular to SD = 65.9 perpendicular to 10.5 years) participated in the study. The bone strength of the distal radius, lower limb muscular strength, functional balance performance, and balance self-efficacy were assessed using an ultrasound bone sonometer, the five times sit-to-stand test (FTSTS), the Berg balance scale (BBS), and the Chinese version of the activities-specific balance confidence scale, respectively. A multivariate analysis of covariance was performed to compare all the outcome variables between the two groups. Results. Elderly VT practitioners had higher radial bone strength on the dominant side (P < 0.05), greater lower limb muscular strength (P = 0.001), better functional balance performance (P = 0.003), and greater balance confidence (P < 0.001) than the nonpractitioners. Additionally, only the FTSTS time revealed a significant association with the BBS score (r = -0.575, P = 0.013). Conclusions. VT may be a suitable health-maintenance exercise for the elderly. Our findings may inspire the development of VT fall-prevention exercises for the community-dwelling healthy elderly.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/35858
ISSN: 1741-427X
EISSN: 1741-4288
DOI: 10.1155/2014/402314
Rights: Copyright © 2014 Shirley S. M. Fong et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The following article: Fong, S. S., Ng, S. S., Liu, K. P., Pang, M. Y., Lee, H. W., Chung, J. W., ... & Guo, X. (2014). Musculoskeletal strength, balance performance, and self-efficacy in elderly Ving Tsun Chinese martial art practitioners: implications for fall prevention. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine, 2014, is available at https//doi.org/10.1155/2014/402314
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