Repeated Measures Protocol ToolBy Rehab Management: Rehab Today,
Publication Date: July 2007
Article focuses on the X-RTS Lever Arm, which is a stainless-steel device used in a repeated measures protocol in which baseline lifts of unmarked steel bars are compared to corresponding lifts of workloads placed on the Lever Arm. The device allows for direct comparisons among identical tasks, but provides significant visual distraction to allow users to assess validity of effort. A table in the X-RTS user manual tells precisely what any of 55 possible workloads would weigh at each measurement point, giving the physical therapist a choice of nearly 2,000 workloads. Actual workloads are determined by the mass placed on the device and the position. Interested parties are determined to contact X-RTS (http://www.x-rts.com) for further information.
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Link to text: http://www.rehabpub.com/RMN/2007-07-09_14.asp