Reliability of near-infrared spectroscopy for measuring biceps brachii oxygenation during sustained and repeated isometric contractions

Muthalib, Makii, Millet, Guillaume Y., Quaresima, Valentina, & Nosaka, Kazunori (2010) Reliability of near-infrared spectroscopy for measuring biceps brachii oxygenation during sustained and repeated isometric contractions. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 15(1), 017008.

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We examine the test-retest reliability of biceps brachii tissue oxygenation index (TOI) parameters measured by near-infrared spectroscopy during a 10-s sustained and a 30-repeated (1-s contraction, 1-s relaxation) isometric contraction task at 30% of maximal voluntary contraction (30% MVC) and maximal (100% MVC) intensities. Eight healthy men (23 to 33 yr) were tested on three sessions separated by 3 h and 24 h, and the within-subject reliability of torque and each TOI parameter were determined by Bland-Altman+/-2 SD limits of agreement plots and coefficient of variation (CV). No significant (P>0.05) differences between the three sessions were found for mean values of torque and TOI parameters during the sustained and repeated tasks at both contraction intensities. All TOI parameters were within+/-2 SD limits of agreement. The CVs for torque integral were similar between the sustained and repeated task at both intensities (4 to 7%); however, the CVs for TOI parameters during the sustained and repeated task were lower for 100% MVC (7 to 11%) than for 30% MVC (22 to 36%). It is concluded that the reliability of the biceps brachii NIRS parameters during both sustained and repeated isometric contraction tasks is acceptable.

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ID Code: 45914
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: oxygen, muscle isometric contraction, near infrared spectroscopy, torque, Spectroscopy, metabolism
DOI: 10.1117/1.3309746
ISSN: 1083-3668
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > MEDICINAL AND BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY (030400)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 12 Sep 2011 22:22
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 09:01

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