The aim of this study was to investigate relationship between Skin Resistance Level (SRL) and one leg standing balance in healthy subjects. Sixty eight voluntary students from the University of Dumlupinar Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation school were participated to the study. One leg standing balance tests were measured on dominant and non-dominant leg in three positions; eyes open (60 sec), eyes closed (30 sec) and eyes open with head rotation (30 sec) with arms held comfortably at the side. SRLs were recorded with two surface electrodes by the Digital Multimeter (DT-9923B) tool during standing on one leg. Carbon electrodes were placed over the 5 metatarsus heads and heel with conductive gel. No statistically differences were between male and female groups in static and dynamic one leg standing test results (p>0.05). The final SRL values were statistically higher in non-dominant leg than dominant in both male and female subjects (p<0.05). The dynamic tests on dominant and non-dominant leg with eyes closed results were found statistically lower in subject`s foot base SRL higher than 100 kΩ than subject`s foot base lower than 100 kΩ (p<0.05). We concluded that the SRL is inversely proportion with dynamic balance and the non-dominant foot plantar SRL is higher than dominant foot. Subjects who have higher than 100 kΩ foot plantar SRL have lower one leg standing dynamic balance with eyes closed. Further studied should be investigated the relationships of the SRL and one leg standing balance in age decades and different pathologies.
Ali Cimbiz, Eyyup Gulbandilar , Vahdettin Bayazit , Yusuf Ozay and Hayri Dayioglu , 2006. Relationship Between Skin Resistance Levels and One Leg Standing Balance in Healthy Subjects. Journal of Medical Sciences, 6: 286-291.