The Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction for Balance (CTSIB) is an inexpensive, easily administered test, which provides information about the ability to stand upright under several sensory conditions. This study was intended to find the Concurrent Validity in Healthy Indian Children aged 7-12 yr using a force plate. This study included 48 normal children between the ages of 7-12 yr. The children were screened for inclusion and exclusion criteria. The CTSIB score on therapist's observation was compared with force plate measures to find concurrent validity. The Concurrent Validity for the CTSIB was calculated using Pearson's Correlation Coefficient. The "r" value for concurrent validity was 0.681 and 0.799 with force plate measures, showing good correlation. One-way analysis of variance was done to see the difference between age group (7-8,9-10,11-12) and CTSIB using post hoc Tukey analysis. This revealed a significant difference between groups aged 7-8 and 11-12, with P=0.006, and between 9-10 and 11-12 with P=0.03. From this study, we conclude that the CTSIB is a valid test for balance evaluation in Indian children.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology