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The effects of motor adaptation on ankle isokinetic assessments in older drivers

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Alonso, Angelica Castilho [1, 2] ; Brech, Guilherme Carlos [1, 2] ; Ernandes, Rita de Cassia [2] ; Rodrigues, Douglas [1] ; Ayama, Sergio [1] ; Canonica, Alexandra Carolina [1] ; Silva Luna, Natalia Mariana [1, 2] ; Santos, Sileno da Silva [1] ; Mochizuki, Luis [3] ; Peterson, Mark [4] ; Garcez-Leme, Luiz Eugenio [5] ; D'Andrea Greve, Julia Maria [1]
Total Authors: 12
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med, Hosp Clin HCFMUSP, Lab Estudos Movimento, Inst Ortopedia & Traumatol, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Judas Tadeu, Dept Ciencias Envelhecimento, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Arte Ciencias & Humanidades, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Michigan Med, Dept Phys Med & Rehabil, Ann Arbor, MI - USA
[5] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med, Hosp Clin HCFMUSP, Inst Ortopedia & Traumatol, Grp Ortogeriatria, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Clinics; v. 73, p. -, 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0

OBJECTIVES: This study sought to analyze the extent of motor adaptation in ankle plantar flexors and dorsiflexors among older drivers during clinical isokinetic testing. METHODS: One hundred older adults (70.4±5.7 years) participated in two bilateral ankle plantar flexor and dorsiflexor isokinetic assessments at 30°/sec. Peak torque (PTQ), PTQ adjusted for body weight (PTQ/BW), and total work (TW) were analyzed. RESULTS: On the dominant side, PTQ/BW and TW were significantly greater for the second plantar flexion test than were those for the first such test (p<0.001), whereas PTQ, PTQ/BW, and TW (p<0.001) were significantly greater for the second dorsiflexion test than were those for the first such test. On the non-dominant side, plantar flexion PTQ and TW were significantly lower for the second test than were those for the first test (p<0.001). CONCLUSION: Older drivers demonstrated better performance with the dominant limb on the second test. The low variability in test execution showed the existence of a motor adaptation effect for the tested movements, despite the short recovery period between the assessments. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/50138-9 - Development of standard methods to evaluate driving among older individuals with and without disabilities: a collaborative research project
Grantee:Julia Maria D'Andrea Greve
Support type: Regular Research Grants