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dc.contributor.authorHaibach, Pamela
dc.contributor.authorPritchett, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorLieberman, Lauren J.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T17:47:25Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T17:47:25Z
dc.date.issued7/1/2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/2394
dc.description.abstractResearch has found balance to be significantly delayed in children and adolescents with visual impairments in comparison to their sighted peers, but the relationship between balance self-efficacy and actual balance is unknown. This study examined dynamic and static balance and balance self-efficacy in adolescents who are blind (B) and have low vision (LV); the role of visual experience upon balance; sighted (S) and sighted blindfolded (SB); and experience with vision (SB compared to LV and B); and the relationship between perceived and actual balance. The results revealed that the degree of impairment (Lv compared to B)and experience with vision (SB compared to LV and B)were significant factors in many of the balance assessments, but not the balance self-efficacy ratings. Main effects for self-efficacy ratings and significant correlations for self-efficacy and balance measurements were found for only a few of the more difficult tasks. In conclusion, it is important to examine both motor performance and self-efficacy in adolescents with visual impairments on a variety of familiar tasks and contexts to gain a thorough understanding of the individual's balance. This information is essential when developing appropriate and effective balance interventions for adolescents with visual impairments.
dc.subjectBalance
dc.subjectVisual Impairments
dc.subjectAdolescents
dc.subjectPosture
dc.subjectPhysical Activity
dc.titleBalance in Adolescents with and without Visual Impairments
dc.typearticle
dc.source.journaltitleinsight: Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness
dc.source.volume4
dc.source.issue3
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T17:47:25Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.source.peerreviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleKinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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