The Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer for knee strength assessment in children : advantages and limitations
Tsiros, Margarita D. , Grimshaw, Paul N. , Shield, Anthony , & Buckley, Jonathan D. (2011) The Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer for knee strength assessment in children : advantages and limitations. Work : A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 39(2), pp. 161-167.
Objective: To critically appraise the Biodex System 4 isokinetic dynamometer for strength assessment of children.
Methods: Appraisal was based on experiences from two independent laboratories involving testing of 213 children. Issues were recorded and the manufacturer was consulted regarding appropriate solutions.
Results: The dynamometer had insufficient height adjustment for alignment of the knee for some children, requiring the construction of padding to better fit the child within the dynamometer. Potential for entrapment of the non-testing leg was evident in the passive and eccentric modes and a leg bracket restraint was constructed. Automated gravity correction did not operate when protocols were linked or data was exported to an external device.
Conclusions: Limitations were noted, some of which were applicable to knee strength testing in general and others which were specific to use with children. However, most of these obstacles could be overcome, making the Biodex System 4 suitable for assessment of knee strength in children.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Child, Quadriceps, Muscle Strength, Ergonomics, Critical Appraisal|
|ISSN:||1875-9270 (online) 1051-9815 (print)|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Biomechanics (110601)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified (110699)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 IOS Press.|
|Copyright Statement:||Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if their paper is accepted for publication, copyright in the article, including the right to reproduce the article in all forms and media, shall be assigned exclusively to the Publisher.|
|Deposited On:||25 Nov 2011 09:45|
|Last Modified:||25 Nov 2011 09:45|
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