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dc.contributor.authorBrumitt, Jason
dc.contributor.authorHeiderscheit, Bryan C.
dc.contributor.authorManske, Robert C.
dc.contributor.authorNiemuth, Paul
dc.contributor.authorMattocks, Alma
dc.contributor.authorRauh, Mitchell J.
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-29T20:18:43Z
dc.date.available2016-09-29T20:18:43Z
dc.date.issued2016-08
dc.identifier.citationJason Brumitt, Bryan C. Heiderscheit, Robert C. Manske, Paul Niemuth, Alma Mattocks, and Mitchell J. Rauh. The Lower-Extremity Functional Test and lower-quadrant injury in NCAA Division III Athletes: a descriptive and epidemiologic report. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 2016 25:3, 219-226en_US
dc.identifier.issn1056-6716
dc.identifier.otherWOS:000382897200002
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jsr.2014-0316
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/12453
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dc.description.abstractContext: The Lower-Extremity Functional Test (LEFT) has been used to assess readiness to return to sport after a lower extremity injury. Current recommendations suggest that women should complete the LEFT in 135 s (average; range 120-150 s) and men should complete the test in 100 s (average; range 90-125 s). However, these estimates are based on limited data and may not be reflective of college athletes. Thus, additional assessment, including normative data, of the LEFT in sport populations is warranted. Objective: To examine LEFT times based on descriptive information and off-season training habits in NCAA Division HI (DIII) athletes. In addition, this study prospectively examined the LEFT's ability to discriminate sport-related injury occurrence. Design: Descriptive epidemiology. Setting: DIII university. Subjects: 189 DIII college athletes (106 women, 83 men) from 15 teams. Main Outcome Measures: LEFT times, preseason questionnaire, and time-loss injuries during the sport season. Results: Men completed the LEFT (105 +/- 9 s) significantly faster than their female counterparts (117 +/- 10 s) (P < .0001). Female athletes who reported >3-5 h/wk of plyometric training during the off-season had significantly slower LEFT scores than those who performed h/wk of plyometric training (P = .03). The overall incidence of a lower-quadrant (LQ) time-loss injury for female athletes was 4.5/1000 athletic exposures (AEs) and 3.7/1000 AEs for male athletes. Female athletes with slower LEFT scores (>= 1.18 s) experienced a higher rate of LQ time-loss injuries than those with faster LEFT scores (<= 117 s) (P = .03). Conclusion: Only off-season plyometric training practices seem to affect LEFT score times among female athletes. Women with slower LEFT scores are more likely to be injured than those with faster LEFT scores. Injury rates in men were not influenced by performance on the LEFT.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherHuman Kinetics Publ Inc.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Sport Rehabilitation;v.25:no.3
dc.subjectAgilityen_US
dc.subjectCollegiate athleteen_US
dc.subjectFunctional performance testen_US
dc.subjectOff-seasonen_US
dc.titleThe Lower-Extremity Functional Test and lower-quadrant injury in NCAA Division III Athletes: a descriptive and epidemiologic reporten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.holder© Human Kinetics Journalen_US


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