Reliability of Arm Wingate Anaerobic Testing in Persons With Complete ParaplegiaBy Jacobs, Patrick L, PhD; Mahoney, Edward T, MA; Johnson, Brad, MS; Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 141-144
Publication Date: Summer 2003
Study examines the test-retest reliability of Wingate Anaerobic Testing (WAnT), which consists of a 30-second sprint test on a cycle ergometer, and which has been widely used in both athletic and research settings. Forty-three participants with throracic-level paraplegia performed two trials of arm WAnT with two to seven days between each trial. Testing was performed using a Monarch 834E ergometer with participants seated in their wheelchairs. Partipants were directed to crank at a maximal pace for 30 seconds against a resistance load equivalent to 3.5 percent of their body mass. The SMI OptoSensor 2000 system was used to determine values of peak power, mean power, minimum power, and rate of fatigue, which were compared between trials using one-way analysis of variance for repeated measures. Coefficients of determination were calculated between trials for peak and mean power. No significant difference was found between trials for any of the power input variables. The authors concluded that the arm WAnT is a reliable measurement tool for the assessment of upper extremity muscular power in persons with complete paraplegia.
Published by: American Paraplegia Society (Website:http://www.apssci.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J46241