Kinesiology and Allied Health Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 1993

Journal Title

Journal of Athletic Training

Volume

28

Issue

3

First Page

227

Last Page

229

Abstract

To determine the reliability of concentric quadriceps muscle torque at 30°, 60°, and 75° of knee extension, 25 female university students were studied. Each subject was tested on the Kin-Com isokinetic dynamometer on 2 separate days, 7 days apart. The dynamometer's speed was set at 60°ls. Intraclass correlation coefficients for 30°, 60°, and 75° were 0.84 (p<.01), 0.87 (p<.01), and 0.83(p<.01), respectively. The standard errors of the measure were 5.92 N·m, 7.65 N·m, and 7.35 N·m, respectively. Based on the instrumentation and protocol used in this study, we believe angle-specific torques have good reliability. Because of the error size, clinicians using similar methodology to determine angle-specific torques should be cautious when comparing differences between angle-specific torques of less than 12 to 16 N·m.

Keywords

Isokinetics, knee

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