摘要

Purpose This study investigated the relationship between peripheral nerve conduction velocity (NCV) and balance performance in older adults with diabetes. Methods Twenty older adults with diabetes were recruited to evaluate the NCV of their lower limbs and balance performance. The balance assessments comprised the timed up and go (TUG) test, Berg balance scale (BBS), unipedal stance test (UST), multidirectional reach test (MDRT), maximum step length (MSL) test and quiet standing with eyes open and closed. The relationship between NCV and balance performance was evaluated by Pearson’s correlation coefficients, and the balance performances of the diabetic patients with and without peripheral neuropathy were compared by using Mann–Whitney U tests. Results The NCV in the lower limbs exhibited a moderate to strong correlation with most of the balance tests including the TUG (r = −0.435 to −0.520, p 
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)419-427
頁數9
期刊Disability and Rehabilitation
39
發行號5
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 二月 27 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

指紋 深入研究「Relevance of nerve conduction velocity in the assessment of balance performance in older adults with diabetes mellitus」主題。共同形成了獨特的指紋。

  • 引用此