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Familiarization to treadmill running in young unimpaired adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16176843     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study investigated the time needed for familiarization to treadmill running. Seventeen young healthy adults, who were inexperienced on a treadmill, ran for 11 min on a treadmill at their self-selected speed. Discrete sagittal-plane angular kinematic parameters of the pelvis, hip, knee and ankle, and cadence and stride time data were captured with a three-dimensional motion analysis system at 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 min. Participants were considered familiarized to treadmill running by 6 min, as there were no significant changes in any dependent variables from this time. Furthermore, mean absolute difference scores between consecutive times were minimal (1.3 degrees ) and the average intraclass correlation coefficient [ICC(2,1)=.95] was maximal and highly reliable by this time. Future studies comparing treadmill and overground running need to provide an adequate treadmill familiarization time of at least 6 min prior to data capture of sagittal-plane kinematic events.
Authors:
Vesna Lavcanska; Nicholas F Taylor; Anthony G Schache
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2005-09-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human movement science     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0167-9457     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum Mov Sci     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-21     Completed Date:  2006-03-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300127     Medline TA:  Hum Mov Sci     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  544-57     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Musculoskeletal Research Centre, School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3086, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Exercise Test*
Female
Femur / physiology
Foot / physiology
Gait / physiology
Humans
Learning*
Male
Pelvis / physiology
Running*
Tibia / physiology

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