Single-Leg Balance Test
Eurofit for Adults
In the Single Leg Balance Test, the score is the number of attempts needed to accumulate a total stable balance time of 30 seconds while standing on one foot with both eyes closed.
While barefoot or wearing socks, the examinee closes both eyes and raises one foot off the ground, attempting to maintain balance. Two short practice attempts are made. Then the examinee attempts to balance for 30 seconds. A stopwatch is started as soon as stable balance is achieved. The watch is stopped if balance is lost as indicated by the raised foot touching the ground or by hopping. The watch is again started when stable balance is achieved on the next attempt. The number of attempts are counted until the accumulated time of stable balance reaches 30 seconds. A perfect score equals 1, indicating that the examinee needs only one attempt to accumulate 30 seconds of stable balance.
The table below shows the percentile scores by age-range and gender for the number of attempts needed to accumulate 30 seconds of stable balance. The normative data is from a Swedish national survey.
for Single-Leg Balance Test
by Age-Range and Gender
Number of Attempts to Accumulate
30 Seconds of Stable Balance
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