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Within electromyography (EMG), a particular specialty has been developed wherein the aim is to use EMG for the study of muscular function and co-ordination. This area of research is usually called kinesiological EMG. The general aims of kinesiological EMG are to analyse the function and co-ordination of muscles in different movements and postures, in(More)
Patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty often ask when they can safely resume car driving. There is little evidence available on which physicians can rely when advising patients on this issue. In a prospective study we assessed the brake response time of 24 patients admitted to the clinic for left total knee arthroplasty preoperatively and then 10 days(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to interpret and validate a French version of the Oswestry disability index (ODI), using a cross-cultural validation method. The validity and reliability of the questionnaire was assessed in order to ensure the psychometric characteristics. METHOD The cross-cultural validation was carried out according to Beaton's(More)
Cycling performance is affected by the interaction of a number of variables, including environment, mechanical, and human factors. Engineers have focused on the development of more efficient bicycles. Kinesiologists have examined cycling performance from a human perspective. This paper summarizes only certain aspects of human ergonomics of cycling,(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to translate and culturally adapt the Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) to the Portuguese language and to test its reliability, validity, floor/ceiling effects and responsiveness. METHODS This new version was obtained with forward/backward translations, consensus panels and a pre-test. The(More)
The quadruple approach in the title refers to four different studies over a period of 3 years. The common factor in these studies is the methodology of the (Brussels) Electromyographic Signal Processing and Analysis System (ESPAS), a hardware and software EMG data acquisition system that has constantly been improved. Therefore, the ESPAS methodology is(More)
Few of the indirect methods for measuring body composition have every been validated against direct human cadaver evidence. Computed tomography (CT), like NMR, has proved to be an important diagnostic tool and they appear to be the techniques of the future for body composition studies. The purpose of the present study (Cadaver Analysis Study III),(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of an increase in task complexity on brake response time (BRT) in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). DESIGN A prospective repeated-measures design was used. The measurements took place 1 day before and 10 and 30 days after surgery. SETTING Clinic. PARTICIPANTS The data of patients (N=21) who were admitted(More)
INTRODUCTION Exhaustive and/or unaccustomed exercise, mainly involving eccentric muscle actions, induces temporary muscle damage, evidenced by delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and decreased muscle function. Different strategies to recover from its signs and symptoms have been studied and, as a result, a significant number of articles on this issue have(More)