Effect of Backpack on Static and Dynamic Balance in Healthy School Children: A Comparison
Keywords:backpack, balance, static, dynamic, school children
Purpose: To assess and compare static balance using Single limb stance test (SLST),dynamic balance using
Paediatric reach test(PRT)and Star excursion balance test (SEBT)with backpack and without backpack in
healthy school children
Method: 150 healthy school children between 10-14 yrs were assed using SLST, PRT, SEBT with backpack
and without backpack. The data was analysed using paired t test.
Result: The scores for all tests were significantly low while carrying backpack (p<0.0001)
Conclusion: Balance abilities in healthy school children get affected while carrying backpack.