Effect of caffeine on standing balance during perceptual-cognitive tasks

Mehmet Kara, Suleyman Patlar, Thomas A. Stoffregen, Nurtekin Erkmen

Abstract


Previous research has not identified a consistent, robust effects of caffeine on standing body posture in healthy adults. We evaluated standing balance performance in healthy adults without caffeine and after ingestion of caffeine. During balance testing, the eyes either were open or closed. In addition, participants performed a variety of perceptual-cognitive tasks during balance testing. Consistent with previous studies, we found no statistically significant main effects of caffeine on balance performance. However, we found statistically significant improvements in balance performance under certain individual experimental conditions. Our results, together with those of previous studies, suggest that caffeine can exert subtle effects on balance performance in relation to specific perceptual-cognitive conditions.

Keywords


Caffeine, dual task, postural sway

Full Text:

PDF

References


Aniţei, M., Schuhfried, G., & Chraif, M. (2011). The influence of energy drinks and caffeine on time reaction and cognitive processes in young Romanian students. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 30, 662-670.

Arnold, B.L., & Schmitz, R.J. (1998). Examination of balance measures produced by the biodex stability system. Journal of Athletic Training, 33(4), 323-327.

Baldwin, S.L., VanArnam, T.W., & Ploutz-Snyder, L.L. (2004). Reliability of dynamic bilateral postural stability on the Biodex Stability System in older adults. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 36(5), S30.

Cachupe, W.J.C., Shifflett, B., Kahanov, L., & Wughalter, E.H. (2001). Reliability of Biodex Balance System measures. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 5(2), 97-108.

Chang, C.H., Wade, M.G., Stoffregen, T.A., Hsu, C.Y., & Pan, C.Y. (2010). Visual tasks and postural sway in children with and without autism spectrum disorders. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31(6), 1536-1542.

Costa, P.B., Graves, B.S., Whitehurst, M., & Jacobs, P.L. (2009). The acute effects of different durations of static stretching on dynamic balance performance. J Strength Cond Res, 23(1), 141-147.

Cote, K.P., Brunet, M.E., Gansneder, B.M., & Shultz, S.J. (2005). Effects of pronated and supinated foot postures on static and dynamic postural stability. J Athl Training, 40(1), 41-46.

Enriquez, A., Sklaar, J., Viirre, E., & Chase, B. (2009). Effects of caffeine on postural stability. International Tinnitus Journal, 15(2), 161-163.

Erkmen, N., Taskin, H., Kaplan, T., & Sanioglu A. (2010). Balance performance and recovery after exercise with water intake, sport drink intake and no fluid. J Exerc Sci Fit, 8(2), 105-112.

Foskett, A., Ali, A., & Gant, N. (2009). Caffeine enhances cognitive function and skill performance during simulated soccer activity. Int J Sport Nutr Exe, 19(4), 410-423.

Goldstein, E., Jacobs, P.L., Whitehurst, M., Penhollow, T., & Antonio, J. (2010). Caffeine enhances upper body strength in resistance-trained women. J Int Soc Sport Nutr, 7, 18.

Graham, T.E. (2001). Caffeine and exercise: metabolism, endurance and performance. Sports Med, 31(11), 785-807.

Guyton, A.C., & Hall, J.E. (2006). Textbook of Medical Physiology (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier.

Hewlett, P., & Smith, A. (2007). Effects of repeated doses of caffeine on performance and alertness: new data and secondary analyses. Hum Psychopharmacol Clin Exp, 22, 339-350.

Hinman, M.R. (2000). Factors affecting reliability of the biodex balance system: a summary of four studies. J Sport Rehabil, 9, 240-252.

Jamet, M., Deviterne, D., Gauchard, G.C., Vancon, G., & Perrin, P.P. (2007). Age-related part taken by attentional cognitive processes in standing postural control in a dual-task context. Gait Posture, 25(2), 179-184.

Kim, H.D., & Brunt, D. (2007). The effect of a dual-task on obstacle crossing in healthy elderly and young adults. Arch Phys Med Rehab, 88(10), 1309-1313.

Kim, S.V., Choi, C.K., Yoon, S.H., & Kwon, J.Y. (2014). Usual dose of caffeine has a positive effect on somatosensory related postural stability in hemiparetic stroke patients. Ann Rehabil Med, 38(6), 775-783.

Lee, D., Lee, S., & Park, J. (2014). Effects of indoor horseback riding and virtual reality exercises on the dynamic balance ability of normal healthy adults. J Phys Ther Sci, 26(12), 1903-1905.

Liguori, A., & Robinson, J.H. (2001). Caffeine antagonism of alcohol-induced driving impairment. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 63(2), 123-129.

Madras, D., & Barr, J.B. (2003). Rehabilitation for functional ankle instability. J Sport Rehabil, 12(2), 133-142.

Mellion, M.B., Walsh, W.M., Madden, C., Putukian, M., & Shelton, G.L. (2002). Team Physician’s Handbook. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc.

Prado, J.M., Stoffregen, T.A., & Duarte, M. (2007). Postural sway during dual tasks in young and elderly adults. Gerontology, 53(5), 274-281.

Ramenzoni, V.C., Riley, M.A., Shockley, K., & Chiu, C.Y.P. (2007). Postural responses to specific types of working memory tasks. Gait & Posture, 25(3), 368-373.

Scmitz, R., & Arnold, B. (1998). lntertester and intratester reliability of a dynamic balance protocol using the Biodex Stability System. J Sport Rehabil, 7, 95-101.

Solinas, M., Ferre, S., You, Z.B., Karcz-Kubicha, M., Popoli, P., & Goldberg, S.R. (2002). Caffeine induces dopamine and glutamate release in the shell of the nucleus accumbens. J Neurosci, 22(15), 6321-6324.

Stoffregen, T.A., Hove, P., Bardy, B.G., Riley, M., & Bonnet, C.T. (2007). Postural stabilization of perceptual but not cognitive performance. Journal of Motor Behavior, 39(2), 126-138.

Woollacott, M., & Shumway-Cook, A. (2002). Attention and the control of posture and gait: a review of an emerging area of research. Gait & Posture, 16(1), 1-14.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.15282/mohe.v7i2.181