Correlation of body mass index with dynamic balance using Y-Balance Test in adults with the Flexible Flat Foot: An Analytical Correlation Research Protocol

Authors

  • Shobha M. Bhave
  • Waqar M. Naqvi
  • Arti I. Sahu
  • Sakshi P. Arora

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14423

Keywords:

Balance, BMI, Flexible flat foot, YBT-LQ

Abstract

Background: Balance is one of the primary requirements for both static and dynamic activities. Body Mass
Index (BMI) is measurement for estimating excess body fat. The Lower Quarter Y-Balance Test (YBTLQ) is a screening instrument that measures single-leg balance in different directions. Flexible flatfoot is
the postural aspect with depressed medial longitudinal arch, pronated subtalar joint and valgus position of
calcaneus, evident only in weight-bearing position.
Methods: An analytical correlation study with 255 participants (Purposive sampling) will be taken as per
inclusion and exclusion criteria with study duration of 3 years. The BMI, sit to stand Navicular Drop Test
(SSNDT), limb length and medial longitudinal arch angle (MLAA) will be measured and compared. The
mean score of the Y Balance Test in different categories of BMI will be compared by performing one way
ANOVA test. The mean score of the Y Balance Test between two groups in each category of BMI will be
compared by Bonferroni t-test.
Conclusion: The study aims the correlation of BMI with the dynamic balance on Y-balanced test in adults
with flexible flat foot. The expected outcome of study will concentrate on the significant correlation of Y
Balance Test in different categories of BMI.

Author Biographies

Shobha M. Bhave

Professor, Physiotherapy School and Centre, Government Medical College, Maharashtra University of Health
Sciences, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Waqar M. Naqvi

Professor and HOD, Community Health Physiotherapy

Arti I. Sahu

Resident,
Community Health Physiotherapy

Sakshi P. Arora

Resident,
Community Health Physiotherapy

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Shobha M. Bhave, Waqar M. Naqvi, Arti I. Sahu, & Sakshi P. Arora. (2021). Correlation of body mass index with dynamic balance using Y-Balance Test in adults with the Flexible Flat Foot: An Analytical Correlation Research Protocol. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 875-881. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14423