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Correlation between rate of force development in the rip abductors muscle, with the dynamic balance in independent community elderly

Grant number: 16/19980-3
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 17, 2016
Effective date (End): March 03, 2017
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Daniela Cristina Carvalho de Abreu
Grantee:Larissa Bocarde
Supervisor abroad: Anthony Blazevich
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Edith Cowan University, Joondalup (ECU), Australia  
Associated to the scholarship:15/05164-7 - Correlation between rate of force development in the hip abductors muscles, with the dynamic balance in independent community elderly, BP.IC


The aging brings progressive declines in physiological system, and there are losses in the neuromuscular system, reducing the functionality of individuals. It is also known that the ability to generate rapid force at the beginning of a voluntary contraction, i.e., the Rate of Force Development (RFD), it is important to reestablish the balance in situations of disturbance. In addition, the studies in this context are scarce in the literature, and do not address the influence of the RFD of the abductor hip muscles. The abductor hip muscles are important stabilizers of the pelvis and they influence the control of middle-side movements. Thus, the currently project of scientific initiation developed in Brazil refers to the abductor hip muscles and the influence of the muscles RDF on postural control. Therefore, the objective of the BEPE scholarship application is to have the opportunity to analyze the data already collected in Brazil, with the supervision of Professor Anthony J. Blazevich, in the laboratory Edith Cowan University - Australia, as well as to participate in meetings and laboratory activities, in order to improve the knowledge about the analysis of the RDF. The data to be analyzed refer to the collection of 82 independent individuals with more than 60 years. The statistical analyzes will be carried out under the supervision of Professor Anthony J. Blazevich during the BEPE internship. (AU)