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Reliability and Validity of the Belt-Stabilized Handheld Dynamometer in Hip- and Knee-Strength Tests

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Martins, Jaqueline [1] ; da Silva, Janaina Rodrigues [1] ; Barbosa da Silva, Marcelo Rodrigues [1] ; Bevilaqua-Grossi, Debora [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Ave Bandeirantes, 3900 Monte Alegre, BR-14049900 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF ATHLETIC TRAINING; v. 52, n. 9, p. 809-819, SEP 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 4

Context: The belt-stabilized handheld dynamometer (HHD) has been used to assess the strength of knee-and hip-muscle groups. However, few researchers have examined its reliability and validity for assessing the strength of these muscles. Objective: To evaluate the intra-examiner reliability of the belt-stabilized HHD and its validity and agreement with the isokinetic dynamometer for assessing the strength of knee-and hip-muscle groups. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: University laboratory. Patients or Other Participants: We evaluated 26 healthy participants (13 men, 13 women; age = 23.5 +/- 2.8 years, height = 1.7 +/- 0.1 m, mass = 68.6 +/- 12.4 kg) in 2 sessions using the belt-stabilized HHD and an isokinetic dynamometer for maximum strength of the hip adductors, abductors, flexors, extensors, internal rotators, and external rotators and the knee flexors and extensors. Main Outcome Measure(s): We used reliability values provided by the intraclass correlation coefficient (2,3), standard error of measurement (SEM and percentage SEM), and minimal detectable change; correlation values comparing the belt-stabilized HHD and the isokinetic instrument using the Pearson correlation coefficient (r); and the mean difference in values comparing the 2 instruments using the Bland-Altman method. Results: The intrarater HHD reliability was excellent for most measurements (range = 0.80-0.96; SEM = 1.3-5.3 kilograms of force or 4.8-18.9 Nm, percentage SEM = 7.0%22.0%, minimal detectable change = 3.6-18.8 kilograms of force or 13.2-52.4 Nm) and was moderate only for bilateral knee flexion and left hip internal rotation (intraclass correlation coefficient {[} 2,3] = 0.62-0.66 and 0.70, respectively). Correlation with the isokinetic dynamometer was moderate to high (r = 0.60-0.90), but the absolute values did not demonstrate concordance between results using the Bland-Altman method. Conclusions: The belt-stabilized HHD measurements were reliable, and although they did not agree with those from the isokinetic dynamometer, the values were correlated for the hipand knee-muscle groups. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/25755-4 - Reliability and validity of the Lafayette® hand-held dynamometer for clinical use in Physiotherapy
Grantee:Janaina Rodrigues Alves
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master