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  • BESS scores observed in real-time versus slow-motion video recording 

    Stern, Danielle C.; Amick, Ryan Zackary; Jansen, Samantha (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    The Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) is a subjective clinical balance assessment frequently used by various healthcare providers. The test consists of three different stances (feet together, tandem, and single leg) that ...
  • Hamstring to quadriceps strength ratio pre and post muscular fatiguing 

    Jimoh, Jolaolu M.; Opat, Kerryn (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    The quadriceps and hamstring muscles are the two primary movers of the knee during exercise, and due to their antagonistic relationship, the strength ratio (H:Q) is important for efficient knee mechanics. Fatigue is a ...
  • METs and HR at moderate intensity on the Thorotread: Adding to the compendium of physical activity 

    Holland, James A.; Pridgett, Jerryl (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    The Compendium of Physical Activities is a list of estimated energy expenditures of more than six hundred physical activities. No studies have established the estimated energy expenditure of the Thorotread treadmill. 14 ...
  • SWAY balance mobile application as an assessment tool to manage recovery: A case study 

    Geddam, David E.; Amick, Ryan Zackary; Stover, Caitlin D.; Stern, Danielle C. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    In post-traumatic athletic rehabilitation, balance assessment is used for prognosis. We compared the SWAY balance Application to the BESS assessment during the rehabilitation of a 19 year old with an ACL tear and arthroscopic ...
  • Relationship between daily protein intake and distribution and sarcopenia status 

    Patterson, Kaitlyn M.; Tribby, Aaron C.; Stover, Caitlin D.; Lajza, David G.; Geddam, David A.R. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2014-04-25)
    Sarcopenia, loss of skeletal muscle in older adults, can lead to serious health consequences. One suggestion to prevent sarcopenia is increased protein consumption above the RDA and/or reaching a certain threshold of quality ...
  • Neuromuscular assessment of collegiate-level female cheerleaders 

    Roberts, Devin; Hawkins, William C.; Costa, Pablo (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
    Recent epidemiological data on U.S. cheerleaders suggest that injuries are on the rise and the majority of injuries sustained are strains/sprains of the lower extremities. The purpose of this study was to investigate ...
  • Acute effect of whole-body vibration on knee extensor strength 

    Swart, Brent (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of whole body vibration on knee extensor muscle strength. METHODS: Male college students (n=7) were recruited for the research study. Subjects performed baseline ...
  • Reproducibility of balance measures using motion sensors in smartphone technology to measure balance: preliminary result 

    Staab, Carina A.; Amick, Ryan Zackary; Epps, Elizabeth J.; Thummar, Tarunkumar (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    PURPOSE: This pilot study was to determine the reproducibility of the output generated by Smartphone accelerometers when used for balance assessment. METHODS: 61 healthy individuals (28 male, 33 female; mean age = 23.8+6.2yr) ...
  • Physiological fitness profile of collegiate cheerleaders -- Restricted access to full text 

    Roberts, Devin; Scott, Cody; Hawkins, William C.; Harland, Justin (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Cheerleading is a highly competitive sport that is physically demanding and requires specificity in training as is necessary for other sports. Although cheerleading has evolved into one of the most popular activities with ...
  • Body mass index in relation to foot pronation -- Restricted access to full text 

    Lentz, Ashley M. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
    Excessive pronation of the foot may create an imbalance over time, potentially leading to injuries of the lower limbs. It is important to understand what causes overpronation and how to prevent or correct this issue. The ...
  • Effects of coffee on cognitive and balance performance 

    Nadji, Nassim; Baniasadi, Mojdeh (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2011-05-04)
    This study investigated the effects of coffee on cognitive and balance performance. Eleven healthy students, aged between 22-29 years, participated. Participants attended two sessions, baseline (the cognitive test -Mirror ...
  • The Acute Effects of Whole Body Vibration in College-Aged Individuals 

    Leisinger, Laura L. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2011-05-04)
    Whole-body vibration (WBV) training is a method of exercise where the individual is exposed to varying frequencies and amplitudes of mechanical vibratory stimuli. WBV training has shown to activate muscle spindle fibers ...
  • Gender Differences in Balance of College-aged Students 

    Edwards, Heather M. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2011-05-04)
    Nearly 8 million American adults have reported experiencing problems with balance. However, there have been few studies on balance among the young adult, and even fewer studies found on gender difference. PURPOSE: To ...
  • Bone mineral density and body composition assessment in individuals with severe mental illness 

    Hervey, Ashley Marie; Fryman, Ashley Rose (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Bone Density among the average population has been researched however little has been reported on the effects of Severe Mental Illness (SMI) on bone density (BMD). BMD of the forearm, femoral neck and body % was measured ...
  • Assessment of bone mineral density in forearms of collegiate ten-pin bowlers 

    Fryman, Ashley Rose; Winklepleck, Bryce M.; Hervey, Ashley Marie (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    This study assessed the BMD of the bowling arm compared to the non-bowling arm and the distal forearm BMD of the bowling arm compared to the non-bowling arm of elite collegiate ten-pin bowlers. Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry ...
  • Validity of field measurements for body composition 

    Ziegler, Bryan Michael; Fetters, Leighton; Patterson, Jeremy A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Purpose: This study was designed to test the validity of four field measurements for body composition against the standard laboratory measurement. Methods: Six participants were recruited from KSS 860 Research Methods in ...

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