Stabilometry and one-leg hop test have high test-retest reliability

Scand J Med Sci Sports. 1998 Aug;8(4):198-202. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.1998.tb00192.x.


The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of repeated measurements and a possible learning or tiring process in single-limb stabilometry and one-leg hop test. An additional purpose was to study the correlation between different stabilometric variables. Seventy-five healthy subjects were examined twice with a median interval of 7 d, and with three consecutive measurements on each occasion. Single-limb stabilometry and one-leg hop test were found to have high reliability (ICC r = 0.68-0.83 and 0.96, respectively). The correlation between consecutive measurements was acceptable to high in stabilometry (r = 0.42-0.90, P = 0.002-P < 0.001) and high in the one-leg hop test (r = 0.91-0.97, P < 0.001). A learning process over time was observed. The correlation between the stabilometric variables was high (r = 0.73-0.95, P < 0.001).

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Fatigue
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / physiopathology
  • Learning
  • Male
  • Postural Balance / physiology*
  • Posture
  • Reproducibility of Results