Purpose: The purpose of the study was to find out the utility of the items of Paediatric Balance Scale to assess the development of postural control in children from the age group of 3 to 10 years of age.
Relevance: Despite the importance of Postural Control Development we don’t have established measures for evaluating postural control for school- aged children in our country.
Participants: This study included 160 school-aged children from the age of 3 to 10 years. The children were divided in 7 groups each of 20 children, 10 Male and 10 Female.
Methods: The above study was an experimental design and correlational study for school children of age group of 3 to 10 years of age who were able to walk and stand independently without support. The children below 3 years and above 10 years and all the children who cannot maintain standing independently and have any abnormal disease process were excluded from the study.
Analysis: The data was analysed using the Mann- Whitney Test and Ordinal Regression Analysis Results: Mann- Whitney Test and showed a significant progressive increase in Paediatric Berg Balance Scale Scores as age advances from 3 to 10 years of age. Ordinal Regression Analysis revealed that Item no 6,7,8,9,11,14 were found to be more sensitive out of the 14 items. There was a significant difference in males and females in 8 and 9 years of age.
Conclusion: There was a positive correlation between Paediatric Balance Scores and Age. Six items were found to sensitive in evaluating development of postural control in children
Implications: For assessing the postural control development, introduction of Paediatric Balance Scale in our school settings which are less time consumable and easy to administer is a must.