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Effects of dyslexia on postural control in adults.

Patel, Mitesh LU ; Magnusson, Måns LU ; Lush, D; Gomez, S and Fransson, Per-Anders LU (2010) In Dyslexia 16. p.162-174
Abstract
Dyslexia has been shown to affect postural control. The aim of the present study was to investigate the difference in postural stability measured as torque variance in an adult dyslexic group (n=14, determined using the Adult Dyslexia Checklist (ADCL) and nonsense word repetition test) and an adult non-dyslexic group (n=39) on a firm surface and on a foam block and with eyes open and eyes closed. Another aim was to investigate the correlation between ADCL scores and postural stability.Findings showed that ADCL scores correlated with torque variance in the anteroposterior direction on foam with eyes closed (p=0.001) and in the lateral direction on the foam surface with eyes closed (p=0.040) and open (p=0.010). General Linear Model analysis... (More)
Dyslexia has been shown to affect postural control. The aim of the present study was to investigate the difference in postural stability measured as torque variance in an adult dyslexic group (n=14, determined using the Adult Dyslexia Checklist (ADCL) and nonsense word repetition test) and an adult non-dyslexic group (n=39) on a firm surface and on a foam block and with eyes open and eyes closed. Another aim was to investigate the correlation between ADCL scores and postural stability.Findings showed that ADCL scores correlated with torque variance in the anteroposterior direction on foam with eyes closed (p=0.001) and in the lateral direction on the foam surface with eyes closed (p=0.040) and open (p=0.010). General Linear Model analysis showed that high dyslexia scores were associated with increased torque variance (p<0.001). However, we found no significant difference between dyslexics and non-dyslexics, though there were indications of larger torque variance in the dyslexics.The findings suggest that adults with high dyslexic ADCL scores may experience sub-clinical balance deficits. Hence, assessing motor ability and postural control in those with high ADCL scores is motivated. Copyright (c) 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Less)
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  author       = {Patel, Mitesh and Magnusson, Måns and Lush, D and Gomez, S and Fransson, Per-Anders},
  issn         = {1076-9242},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {162--174},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {Dyslexia},
  title        = {Effects of dyslexia on postural control in adults.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dys.398},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2010},
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