Event Title

The Relationship between Sway Medical’s Concussion Management System Application and Biodex Balance System SD during the Balance Error Scoring System Test

Presenter Information

Hayley Boiteau

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation/Art Exihibt

College

College of Natural Sciences

Major

Kinesiology

Location

Event Center A & B

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Nicole Dabbs

Start Date

5-19-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

5-19-2016 2:30 PM

Abstract

Balance testing has increasingly become one of the common assessments in a battery of tests for concussions for athletes. Concussion testing has become a prime factor in an athlete’s return-to-play safety. Baseline results have provided trainers and coaches’ quantifiable data to effectively assess the severity of an athlete’s injury. Purpose: The purpose of the study is to determine the relationship between SwayMedical’s Concussion Management System Application and Biodex Balance System SD during the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) test. Methods: Ninety Division II athletes, both male and female completed a single session balance test. All participants read and signed informed consent. Prior to any testing, all participants were familiarized with the BESS protocol. Participants completed SwayMedical’s baseline balance test with an iPod strapped via chest harness, while completing the BESS protocol on the Biodex Balance System concurrently. Both protocols consisted of five stance conditions: Double Stance (FT), Tandem Left (TL), Tandem Right (TR), Single Left (SL), and Single Right (SR). Each condition was performed for ten seconds with eyes closed. Pearson’s r correlations were conducted to analyze the relationship between the two systems for all variables. Results: A significant (p < .000), strong, and negative correlation for SR (r = -.710) and SL (r = -.762) was found. Additionally, a significant (p<0.00), strong, and negative correlation between Overall Score (r = -.733) for the Biodex and Sway app was found. However, there was no significant (p>0.05) differences for DS, TL, and TR. Conclusion: There is an overall significant relationship between the Biodex Balance System and SwayMedical’s Concussion Management System Application. Consequently, SwayMedical’s app is a valid tool that can be used by trainers and coaches to assess concussions in the trainer’s room or on the field.

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May 19th, 1:00 PM May 19th, 2:30 PM

The Relationship between Sway Medical’s Concussion Management System Application and Biodex Balance System SD during the Balance Error Scoring System Test

Event Center A & B

Balance testing has increasingly become one of the common assessments in a battery of tests for concussions for athletes. Concussion testing has become a prime factor in an athlete’s return-to-play safety. Baseline results have provided trainers and coaches’ quantifiable data to effectively assess the severity of an athlete’s injury. Purpose: The purpose of the study is to determine the relationship between SwayMedical’s Concussion Management System Application and Biodex Balance System SD during the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) test. Methods: Ninety Division II athletes, both male and female completed a single session balance test. All participants read and signed informed consent. Prior to any testing, all participants were familiarized with the BESS protocol. Participants completed SwayMedical’s baseline balance test with an iPod strapped via chest harness, while completing the BESS protocol on the Biodex Balance System concurrently. Both protocols consisted of five stance conditions: Double Stance (FT), Tandem Left (TL), Tandem Right (TR), Single Left (SL), and Single Right (SR). Each condition was performed for ten seconds with eyes closed. Pearson’s r correlations were conducted to analyze the relationship between the two systems for all variables. Results: A significant (p < .000), strong, and negative correlation for SR (r = -.710) and SL (r = -.762) was found. Additionally, a significant (p<0.00), strong, and negative correlation between Overall Score (r = -.733) for the Biodex and Sway app was found. However, there was no significant (p>0.05) differences for DS, TL, and TR. Conclusion: There is an overall significant relationship between the Biodex Balance System and SwayMedical’s Concussion Management System Application. Consequently, SwayMedical’s app is a valid tool that can be used by trainers and coaches to assess concussions in the trainer’s room or on the field.