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Hand-held dynamometry: reliability of lower extremity muscle testing in healthy, physically active,young adults.
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PMID:  18515915     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONTEXT: Hand-held dynamometry (HHD) has been shown to be a reliable, objective way to obtain strength measurements in elderly and physically impaired subjects. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the intratester, intertester, and intersession reliability of HHD testing of lower extremity movements in young, healthy subjects. DESIGN: Repeated measures. SETTING: Sports medicine laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Nine males and eleven females (Mean age = 26 years). MEASUREMENTS: Strength measures of 11 right lower extremity movements were taken by 3 different testers on 2 separate days using a HHD. RESULTS: Intratester ICC range was .77 to .97 with SEM range of .01 to .44 kg. Mean intertester ICC range was .65 to .87 with SEM range of .11 to 1.05 kg. Mean intersession ICC range was .62 to .92 with SEM range of .01 to .83 kg. CONCLUSIONS: HHD has the potential to be a reliable tool for strength measurements in healthy, strong subjects; however, there are noteworthy limitations with movements where subjects can overpower the testers.
Brent M Kelln; Patrick O McKeon; Lauren M Gontkof; Jay Hertel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of sport rehabilitation     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1056-6716     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sport Rehabil     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-02     Completed Date:  2008-09-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206500     Medline TA:  J Sport Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Kinesiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Lower Extremity / physiology*
Middle Aged
Muscle Strength / physiology*
Muscle Strength Dynamometer*
Physical Fitness*
Reproducibility of Results

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