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Table 4 The effect of balance training on Stabilogram Diffusion Parameters in eyes closed condition. Values are means±1 SD (95 % confidence interval for means). A full Bonferroni correction (α-level 0.05/4 = 0.0125) was used for each of the four tests during the two phases to achieve an overall significance level of 0.05

From: Unexpected perturbations training improves balance control and voluntary stepping times in older adults - a double blind randomized control trial

  Group Baseline post-test ANOVA (Baseline to post-test) T ANOVA (Baseline to post-test) T x G
Short-term Effective diffusion coefficients in mm2 s -1 (Dxs) Experimental 97.9 ± 71.3 84.7 ± 58.6 F = 0.856 F = 5.822
  Control 79.18 ± 38.2 87.4 ± 48.8 p = 0.391 p = 0.012
Short-term Effective diffusion coefficients in mm2 s -1 (Dys) Experimental 62.9 ± 54.8 47.3 ± 34.6 F = 0.009 F = 2.928
  Control 37.2 ± 29.4 38.4 ± 27.5 p = 0.925 p = 0.095
Critical (Mean-Squared) Displacement in mm2 (Cdx) Experimental 131.2 ± 105 112 ± 82.7 F = 0.038 F = 1.916
  Control 98.9 ± 48.7 96.6 ± 42.7 p = 0.847 p = 0.157
Critical (Mean-Squared) Displacement in mm2 (Cdy) Experimental 90.3 ± 72 69.0 ± 52.7 F = 1.360 F = 5.266
  Control 62.7 ± 30 65.9 ± 30.4 p = 0.251 p = 0.028
  1. Note: Comparison of baseline and post-intervention between the two groups based on repeated measures ANOVA (Test × Group). Abbreviations: G group, T time, mm millimeters, sec seconds