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Table 4 Stabilometric results of elderly women before and after (within-group comparison) Pilates and PNF training or usual activity

From: Effects of two exercise protocols on postural balance of elderly women: a randomized controlled trial

  Pre Post P
Control    
 TDO 701.5 ± 259.8 853.9 ± 432.7 0.129t
 ACPap 11.1 ± 4.4 13.7 ± 6.6 0.063t
 ACPml 8.6 ± 3.8 9.2 ± 4.8 0.660t
 AREA 62.6 ± 36.3 102.6 ± 100.6 0.660t
 AAS 17.2 ± 7.0 21.5 ± 12.1 0.086t
 MAS 12.9 ± 5.7 14.6 ± 8.0 0.446t
 TAS 23.5 ± 8.7 28.5 ± 14.4 0.129t
PNF    
 TDO 820.6 ± 367.0 654.6 ± 350.6 0.019w
 ACPap 11.7 ± 4.7 10.7 ± 4.1 0.601t
 ACPml 11.5 ± 8.2 7.3 ± 5.4 0.001w
 AREA 97.5 ± 57.5 60.3 ± 98.3 0.003w
 AAS 18.8 ± 8.6 17.2 ± 7.6 0.654w
 MAS 16.2 ± 9.2 10.1 ± 8.0 <0.001w
 TAS 27.4 ± 12.2 16.4 ± 11.7 0.019w
Pilates    
 TODO 629.5 ± 213.6 594.6 ± 235.4 0.510t
 ACPap 8.9 ± 3.3 9.3 ± 2.5 0.601w
 ACPml 9.4 ± 5.4 7.0 ± 2.7 0.117w
 AREA 55.8 ± 37.6 44.1 ± 32.1 0.191t
 AAS 14.4 ± 4.6 15.0 ± 6.5 0.701t
 MAS 12.3 ± 6.2 10.2 ± 4.8 0.072t
 TAS 21.0 ± 7.1 19.8 ± 7.8 0.510t
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation
  2. tStudent’s t test, wWilcoxon tes
  3. TDO: total displacement oscillation, ACPap: amplitude of displacement of the center of pressure in the anterior–posterior plane, ACPml: amplitude of displacement of the center of pressure in the mid-lateral plane, AREA: displacement area, AAS: anterior–posterior average speed, MAS: mid-lateral average speed, TAS: total average speed