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dc.contributorWichita State University. Department of Physical Therapyen_US
dc.contributor.authorPitetti, Kenneth H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-12T19:12:53Z
dc.date.available2012-03-12T19:12:53Z
dc.date.issued1990-08en_US
dc.identifier2375672en_US
dc.identifier2985158Ren_US
dc.identifier.citationArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 1990 Aug; 71(9): 669-72.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0003-9993en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/4805
dc.descriptionThe full text of this article is not available in SOAR.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study attempted to establish a reliable test protocol to measure the strength of muscles involved in elbow and knee flexion and extension for mentally retarded (MR) adults. Nineteen mildly MR adults performed strength tests on a Cybex 340 isokinetic dynamometer on two separate days; 12 subjects performed a third trial of knee flexion and extension tests. For the 19 subjects, there were no significant differences in strength measurements--except for peak torque of knee flexion--between the first two test days. There were relatively high correlation coefficients when test parameters were compared for both test days, and best efforts occurred almost as often on test day two as on test day one. For the 12 subjects tested on three test days, there were no significant differences for test parameters among the three test days; however, 25% of best efforts took place on test day three. These findings indicate that when measuring the isokinetic strength of mildly MR individuals, tests should be performed at least two, optimally three, separate times to ensure reliability. The test protocol would be reliable when measuring knee and elbow flexion and extension strength for job assessment or clinical or rehabilitation purposes.en_US
dc.format.extent669-72en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherW.B. Saundersen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesArch Phys Med Rehabilen_US
dc.sourceNLMen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshArm/physiopathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshBiophysical Phenomenaen_US
dc.subject.meshBiophysicsen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshLeg/physiopathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshIntellectual Disability/physiopathologyen_US
dc.subject.meshMuscles/physiopathologyen_US
dc.titleA reliable isokinetic strength test for arm and leg musculature for mildly mentally retarded adultsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.coverage.spacialUnited Statesen_US
dc.description.versionpeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © W.B. Saundersen_US


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