Journal article

Normative data and inter-examiner reliability of the upper quarter Y-balance test

Brett Vaughan, Kane Theisinger, Luke Abels, Luke Bryan, Sarah Duggan

International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation | MARK ALLEN GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background/Aims Physical performance measures, such as the lower quarter Y-balance test, can be used to determine performance ability or functional limitations. The aim of this study was to establish a normative data set for the upper quarter Y-balance test and evaluate inter-rater reliability. Methods Healthy participants, with no current upper extremity complaint or balance issues, were recruited. Participants undertook the upper quarter Y-balance test by reaching in three directions: medial; superolateral; and inferolateral. Each participant completed three reaches on each side. The mean of the second and third reach distances was used for the analysis and reach distance was normalised to..

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