publication . Article . 2011

Test-retest reliability of the biodex system 4 isokinetic dynamometer for knee strength assessment in paediatric populations

Margarita Tsiros; Jonathan Buckley; Shield, Anthony J.; Grimshaw, Paul N.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Country: Australia
Abstract
Background: Isokinetic dynamometry is a widely used tool for measuring muscle strength in clinical intervention and rehabilitation as well as research in children. Objective: To assess the test-retest reliability of knee flexor/extensor strength using the Biodex Multi-Joint System 4 Isokinetic Dynamometer in children. METHODS: Peak isometric knee extensor (KE) and peak isokinetic knee flexor (KF) torques of the dominant and nondominant limbs were assessed twice in 11 children aged 10 to 13 yrs, 7 to 10 days apart. Results: Peak torques were higher in the dominant limb (p ≤ 0.006). Peak isometric KE torque was 8.4% higher (SEM 2.5%) at the second testing session,...
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free text keywords: children, isokinetic dynamometry, reliability
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