Advisor(s)

Kurt Wilson, MA
Ohio Northern University
Exercise Physiology, Health & Behavioral Sciences
k-wilson.1@onu.edu

Document Type

Video

Start Date

23-4-2021 9:00 AM

Description

Context: Lack of balance leads to injury in athletes and if balance can be improved with adequate sleep, injury risk could decrease. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of sleep duration and quality on balance in Division III collegiate track & field athletes.

Objective: To determine how sleep duration and quality affect balance in Division III Track and Field athletes. We can predict that an increase in sleep duration will cause an increase in postural control. If the hypothesis is true then those that had more hours of sleep in a week will have fewer errors on the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) test.

Design: Cohort observational study.

Setting: King Horn Sports Center, Ohio Northern University Ada, OH.

Patients or other participants: Division III Track & Field Athletes at Ohio Northern University. Approximate sample size is 100. This is a population based sampling procedure.

Interventions: We will be assessing sleep quality and duration through a questionnaire every week for three weeks.

Main outcome measures: After the questionnaire is completed the participants will complete a BESS test each week. The BESS test has been used and validated in previous studies.

Results: When the Chi-Squared Test was run for Association on a weekly level, the resulting p-values were 0.0603, 0.6481, and 0.3291 respectively, all greater than the significance level. Again, when the Chi-Squared Test was run for Association, with the week variable removed, the p-value was found to be 0.0766.

Conclusions: The data is homogeneous but there is no association between sleep and BESS test results.

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Apr 23rd, 9:00 AM

Effects of Sleep Quantity and Quality on Balance in Division III Collegiate Track & Field athletes

Context: Lack of balance leads to injury in athletes and if balance can be improved with adequate sleep, injury risk could decrease. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of sleep duration and quality on balance in Division III collegiate track & field athletes.

Objective: To determine how sleep duration and quality affect balance in Division III Track and Field athletes. We can predict that an increase in sleep duration will cause an increase in postural control. If the hypothesis is true then those that had more hours of sleep in a week will have fewer errors on the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) test.

Design: Cohort observational study.

Setting: King Horn Sports Center, Ohio Northern University Ada, OH.

Patients or other participants: Division III Track & Field Athletes at Ohio Northern University. Approximate sample size is 100. This is a population based sampling procedure.

Interventions: We will be assessing sleep quality and duration through a questionnaire every week for three weeks.

Main outcome measures: After the questionnaire is completed the participants will complete a BESS test each week. The BESS test has been used and validated in previous studies.

Results: When the Chi-Squared Test was run for Association on a weekly level, the resulting p-values were 0.0603, 0.6481, and 0.3291 respectively, all greater than the significance level. Again, when the Chi-Squared Test was run for Association, with the week variable removed, the p-value was found to be 0.0766.

Conclusions: The data is homogeneous but there is no association between sleep and BESS test results.