Accession Number : AD0651057

Title :   AN ATAXIA TEST BATTERY NOT REQUIRING THE USE OF RAILS.

Descriptive Note : Joint rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Fregly,Alfred R. ; Graybiel,Ashton

Report Date : DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Normative standards on a new quantitative ataxia (postural equilibrium) test battery using rails of various widths as platforms were presented in a previous report. The present study reports normative standards of performance on a related battery of ataxia tests with the floor as a platform and employed routinely in the vestibular research program of this laboratory. Significant decreases in performance with age and an apparent superior performance by males were found. The scores of bilateral and unilateral vestibular-defective individuals and of patients referred for testing because of symptoms of vertigo departed significantly from the normative standards. The usefulness of individual tests as well as of the test battery in clinical and research situations was made apparent. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POSTURE(PHYSIOLOGY), EQUILIBRIUM(PHYSIOLOGY)), (*EQUILIBRIUM(PHYSIOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), AGING(PHYSIOLOGY), STANDARDS, VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, VERTIGO, DEAFNESS, PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE