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Test-retest reliability of three-dimensional kinematics using an electromagnetic tracking system during single-leg squat and stepping maneuver

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Nakagawa, Theresa H. [1] ; Uehara Moriya, Erika Tiemi [1] ; Maciel, Carlos D. [2] ; Serrao, Fabio V. [3]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Elect Engn, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Phys Therapy, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: GAIT & POSTURE; v. 39, n. 1, p. 141-146, JAN 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 21

The electromagnetic tracking system (ETS) has been used to analyze three-dimensional (3D) lower limb kinematics. The single-leg squat and stepping maneuver are useful tasks to evaluate lower extremity alignment in a clinical setting. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the test-retest reliability of trunk, pelvis, hip, and knee 3D kinematics using an ETS during single-leg squat and stepping maneuver and compare 3D kinematics between tasks. Twenty healthy volunteers (10 males and 10 females) completed two test sessions 3-5 days apart. Three-dimensional kinematics using an ETS was assessed during single-leg squat and stepping maneuver. Overall, intrarater-intrasession reliability (ICCs = 0.83-1.00) and intersession reliabilities (ICCs = 0.82-0.97) were high during single-leg squat and stepping maneuver. The intrasession minimal detectable change (MDC) ranged from 1.3 degrees for the knee frontal plane range of motion for single-leg squat to 6.2 degrees for the pelvic transverse range of motion for the stepping maneuver. Intersession MDC values ranged from 1.2 degrees for the ipsilateral trunk lean for the single-leg squat to 8.3 degrees for hip flexion for the stepping maneuver. Healthy participants exhibited greater anterior pelvic tilt, more hip flexion, and less contralateral pelvis forward excursion (p < 0.05) during single-leg squat compared with the stepping maneuver. These findings suggest that the 3D kinematics of the trunk, pelvis, hip, and knee using an ETS is reliable during single-leg squat and the stepping maneuver. Minimal detectable change values were low during the evaluated activities. Intertask comparisons revealed differences in hip and pelvis kinematics. (C) 2013 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/07756-5 - Kinematics of trunk, pelvis, hip and knee in healthy men and women
Grantee:Érika Tiemi Uehara Moriya
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation