Can a 15m-overground wheelchair sprint be used to assess wheelchair-specific anaerobic work capacity?

J.W. van der Scheer, S. De Groot, R.J.K. Vegter, H.E.J. Veeger, L.H.V. van der Woude

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    Objective: To evaluate whether outcomes based on stopwatch time and power output (PO) over a 15. m-overground wheelchair sprint test can be used to assess wheelchair-specific anaerobic work capacity, by studying their relationship with outcomes on a Wingate-based 30. s-wheelchair ergometer sprint (WAnT). Methods: Able-bodied persons (N=19, 10 men, aged 18-26y) performed a 15m overground sprint test in an instrumented wheelchair and a WAnT. 15m-outcomes were based on stopwatch time (time and mean velocity over 15m) and on PO (primary outcome: highest mean unilateral PO over successive 5s-intervals (P5-15m)). WAnT-outcomes were mean unilateral PO over 30s and the highest mean unilateral PO over successive 5s-intervals. Correlation coefficients (Pearson's r) and coefficients of determination (R
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)432-438
    JournalMedical Engineering and Physics
    Volume36
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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