The interlimb and between gender differences in the performance of Y-balance test in healthy athletic students
Marwan M Aljohani,Abdulmohsen M Alroumi, Ayman M Alawamer, Osama Ahmed Khalid
Marwan M Aljohani,Abdulmohsen M Alroumi, Ayman M Alawamer, Osama Ahmed Khalid – The interlimb and between gender differences in the performance of Y-balance test in healthy athletic students. Fizjoterapia Polska 2022; 22(5); 154-158
Objectives. To investigate the gender effect on the performance of Y-balance test (YBT) and the interlimb differences in males and females.
Methods. Thirty-six healthy athletic students aged 22 ± 2 years voluntarily participated in this study. YBT scores in_cm for anterior, posteromedial, posterolateral, and composite scores for dominant and non-dominant limbs were measured. YBT scores were used for the analysis. Independent_t-test was used to investigate the gender differences in YBT scores. Paired_t-test was used to examine the interlimb differences of YBT for males and females.
Results. Males athletic student demonstrate greater reach scores in all direction for the non-dominant and dominant leg except the posteromedial reach direction for the dominant leg. In addition, male athletic students demonstrated significant interlimb differences in the posteromedial reach direction.
Conclusions. Male athletic students demonstr`ated better dynamic balance compared to females. However, there was a_significant interlimb differences in the posteromedial reach direction which is known to be risk factor for non-contact injury for who participate in soccer.
Y-balance test, dynamic balance, interlimb, gender differences
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