What is the relationship between endurance of the trunk extensor muscles and balance performance in community-dwelling older adults?

With the aim of assessing the relationship between balance performance and endurance of trunk extensor muscles in older people, who reveal to have a higher risk of falling, the results of this correlational and predictive cross-sectional study showed a moderate correlation between the Berg Balance Scale score and Trunk Extensor Endurance Test (ρ=0.41, p=0.001) and between Berg Balance Scale and body mass index (BMI) (ρ=−0.36, p=0.005). 
The article, recently published in the International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, allows to conclude that since BMI and muscle endurance are modifiable factors, they should be routinely included in the screening of balance performance in older adults and addressed accordingly in preventive or rehabilitation programes. 
Conclusions from the coauthored article of Sofia Flora, Joana Cruz and Nuno Morais, ciTechCare researchers, still suggest that older adults with lower muscle endurance of the trunk extensors and increased BMI may have poorer balance performance. 
Read the full article: https://lnkd.in/eSrfugF5