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Floor Ataxia Test Battery: Results From an 8- to 18-Year-Old Group

Floor Ataxia Test Battery: Results From an 8- to 18-Year-Old Group Abstract This study developed normative data for male and female children on the four most discriminative subtests of the Floor Ataxia Test Battery. Three hundred orthopedically and audiologically normal subjects (25 boys and 25 girls at age levels 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 years) were administered the Sharpened Romberg (SR/EC), the Standing on One Leg Eyes Closed (SOLEC/R-L) and the Walk on Floor Eyes Closed (WOFEC) tests. The results were: (1) The variables of height and weight were not consistently related to performance on the test battery. (2) Successive age level groups did not differ significantly in performance in any consistent way. (3) Sex, generally speaking, was not a significant variable on the tests except as noted. References 1. Gernandt BE: Somatic and automatic motor outflow to vestibular stimulation , in Fields WS, Alford BR (eds): Neurological Aspects of Auditory and Vestibular Disorders . Springfield, Ill, Charles C Thomas Publishers, 1964. 2. DeJong RN: Neurological Examination . New York, Paul B Hoeber & Sons Inc, 1967. 3. Fregly AR, Graybiel A: An Ataxia Test Not Requiring the Use of Rails , NAMI-985, NASA R-93. Pensacola, Fla, Naval School of Aviation Medicine, 1966. 4. Graybiel A: Vestibular sickness and some of its implications for space flight , in Fields WS, Alford BR: Neurological Aspects of Auditory and Vestibular Disorders . Springfield, Ill, Charles C Thomas Publishers, 1964. 5. Graybiel A, et al: Streptomycin in Meniere's disease: Long-term follow-up . Arch Otolaryngol 80:597-756, 1967. 6. Goetzinger CP, Ortiz JD, Rousey CL: A reevaluation of the Health Railwalking test . J Educ Res 54:187-191, 1961. 7. Fregly AR, et al: Thousand Aviator Study: Nonvestibular Contributions to Postural Equilibrium Functions . MAMI-956. NASA R-136. Pensacola, Fla, Naval School of Aviation Medicine, 1966. 8. Graybiel A, Fregly AR: A New Quantitative Ataxia Test Battery , NSAM-919, NASA R-93. Pensacola, Fla, Naval School of Aviation Medicine, 1956. 9. Myklebust HR: Significance of etiology in motor performance of deaf children with special reference to meningitis . Am J Psychol 59:249-258, 1946.Crossref 10. Scanlon SL, Goetzinger CP: The Heath rails and Fukuda vestibular tests with deaf and hearing subjects . Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Mont 48:29-39, 1969. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

Floor Ataxia Test Battery: Results From an 8- to 18-Year-Old Group

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American Medical Association
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0003-9977
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10.1001/archotol.1972.00770090837012
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Abstract This study developed normative data for male and female children on the four most discriminative subtests of the Floor Ataxia Test Battery. Three hundred orthopedically and audiologically normal subjects (25 boys and 25 girls at age levels 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 years) were administered the Sharpened Romberg (SR/EC), the Standing on One Leg Eyes Closed (SOLEC/R-L) and the Walk on Floor Eyes Closed (WOFEC) tests. The results were: (1) The variables of height and weight were not consistently related to performance on the test battery. (2) Successive age level groups did not differ significantly in performance in any consistent way. (3) Sex, generally speaking, was not a significant variable on the tests except as noted. References 1. Gernandt BE: Somatic and automatic motor outflow to vestibular stimulation , in Fields WS, Alford BR (eds): Neurological Aspects of Auditory and Vestibular Disorders . Springfield, Ill, Charles C Thomas Publishers, 1964. 2. DeJong RN: Neurological Examination . New York, Paul B Hoeber & Sons Inc, 1967. 3. Fregly AR, Graybiel A: An Ataxia Test Not Requiring the Use of Rails , NAMI-985, NASA R-93. Pensacola, Fla, Naval School of Aviation Medicine, 1966. 4. Graybiel A: Vestibular sickness and some of its implications for space flight , in Fields WS, Alford BR: Neurological Aspects of Auditory and Vestibular Disorders . Springfield, Ill, Charles C Thomas Publishers, 1964. 5. Graybiel A, et al: Streptomycin in Meniere's disease: Long-term follow-up . Arch Otolaryngol 80:597-756, 1967. 6. Goetzinger CP, Ortiz JD, Rousey CL: A reevaluation of the Health Railwalking test . J Educ Res 54:187-191, 1961. 7. Fregly AR, et al: Thousand Aviator Study: Nonvestibular Contributions to Postural Equilibrium Functions . MAMI-956. NASA R-136. Pensacola, Fla, Naval School of Aviation Medicine, 1966. 8. Graybiel A, Fregly AR: A New Quantitative Ataxia Test Battery , NSAM-919, NASA R-93. Pensacola, Fla, Naval School of Aviation Medicine, 1956. 9. Myklebust HR: Significance of etiology in motor performance of deaf children with special reference to meningitis . Am J Psychol 59:249-258, 1946.Crossref 10. Scanlon SL, Goetzinger CP: The Heath rails and Fukuda vestibular tests with deaf and hearing subjects . Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Mont 48:29-39, 1969.

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Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1972

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