One-leg standing time with eyes open: Comparison between the mouth-opened and mouth-closed conditions

Mitsuyoshi Yoshida, Yayoi Kanehisa, Yoshie Ozaki, Yasuyuki Iwasa, Takaki Fukuizumi, Takeshi Kikutani

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Abstract

Objective: Many studies report a significant relationship between the one-leg standing time with the eyes open and the occlusal relationship. To determine the association between proprioception (the periodontal membrane vs muscle spindle) to the one-leg standing time, the authors compared the one-leg standing time with eyes open between mouth-opened and mouth-closed conditions. Methods: The study participants were 107 healthy, elderly patients. The authors measured the one-leg standing time with eyes open between mouth-opened and mouth-closed conditions. Results: The one-leg standing time was significantly shorter with the mouth opened (21.1±19.1 seconds) than with the mouth closed (25.1±21.4 seconds). Patients whose one-leg standing time was equal or shorter with the mouth opened than with the mouth closed were not different from the other patients with regard to age, handgrip strength, BMI, and the number of remaining teeth. Discussion: The vertical mandibular position may affect body balance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-18
Number of pages4
JournalCranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)

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