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dc.contributor.supervisor Brown, Lesley
dc.contributor.author Sessford, Karus David
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-25T21:58:12Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-25T21:58:12Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3122
dc.description ix, 103 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract The effect of anxiety on motor learning during a balance relevant task was investigated. Twenty participants (mean age 22.0 ± 2.7 years) were randomly divided into groups that completed the task whilst standing directly on the platform or on 9cm high pedestals, thus constructing Non-Anxious (NA) or Anxious (A) environments. Participants trained for 36 trials in a continuous, pseudo-random oscillating balance task consisting of pseudo-random amplitude translation at 0.5Hz for 45 seconds each on Day 1 and returned for Retention and Transfer tests on Day 2. Motor performance was impaired by training in an anxious environment and this effect persisted across retesting in both non-anxious and anxious environments. Anxiety also tended to further impair transfer of motor performance improvements to a non-anxious environment. These findings have implications for the success of balance training programs in patients who are anxious or afraid of falling. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Kinesiology, c2011 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Motor learning -- Research en_US
dc.subject Anxiety -- Physiological aspects en_US
dc.subject Equilibrium (Physiology) -- Research en_US
dc.subject Motor ability -- Testing en_US
dc.subject Falls (Accidents) in old age -- Research en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The effect of anxiety on motor learning during a postural task en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Kinesiology en_US
dc.degree.level Masters


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