Kinetic analysis of pole-walking in elderly subjects : variability in ground reaction force during weight bearing

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dc.contributor.advisor Newton, Robert U. en_US
dc.contributor.author Shim, Jae K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:43Z
dc.date.created 2002 en_US
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2002 .S55 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187362
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to determine how walking with T-Poles, training using T-Poles and increased walking speed would change GRF measures in elderly subjects. The magnitudes of peak force, average force, and impulse force variables decreased as a result of the T-Pole use. Time during support phase increased when using T-Poles. The magnitudes of peak force, average force, and impulse force, and time variables decreased with extended training using T-Poles. However, loading rate increased with training and practice. FZ3, AZP, and AZ showed interactions between T-Pole use and training and TP showed an interaction between T-Pole use and walking speed. The results of this investigation suggest that using T-Poles generally reduces foot-ground force interaction during walking. It is a tendency that the foot-ground interactions during walking with TPoles decreased more with the longer period of T-Pole use and significant interactions between T-Pole use and training were observed in AZ3, AZP, and AZ. The reductions of foot-ground interaction induced by the T-Pole and practice time using T-Poles were present regardless of increased walking speed.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent xviii, 87 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exercise for older people -- Statistics. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exercise for older people -- Physiological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Walking -- Physiological aspects. en_US
dc.title Kinetic analysis of pole-walking in elderly subjects : variability in ground reaction force during weight bearing en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1236373 en_US


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