Objective: To estimate the test-retest reliability of measurements in shoulder internal and external rotators’ isometric peak torque using a new dynamometer, and to compare it with isokinetic dynamometer. Methods: The validity study was conducted in September-October 2016 at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and the Clinica Las Condes, Santiago, Chile. It comprised of asymptomatic university students who were randomly tested twice within a two-week period while in a supine position at 90° of shoulder abduction, using the novel functional electromechanical pulley dynamometer. Concurrent validity was assessed through comparing the values with the gold standard isokinetic dynamometer in the same position. SPSS 17 was used for data analysis. Results: Of the 24 subjects, 5(21%) were males and 19(79%) were females. The overall mean age was 23.1±2.2 years, body mass index 23.6±2.13 kg/m2 and Shoulder Pain and Disability Index score was 3.9±6.4. There was no statistically non-significant difference in terms of test-retest trials and between the devices (p>0.05). Absolute reliability was 24.3% for internal rotation and 27.9% for external rotation. Both dynamometer systems were very highly correlated for internal rotators peak torque (0.93) and highly correlated for external rotators peak torque (0.84). Conclusions: Compared to the gold standard, the new device was found to be a valid instrument in measuring maximal voluntary isometric peak torque in internal and external rotation.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2019|
- Muscle strength dynamometer
- Reliability of results
- Rotator cuff
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