Tara L. Baxter

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OBJECTIVE To examine in subjects with stroke using their nonparetic side how different levels of stimulus-response (S-R) compatibility, which require different levels of information processing, affect manual tracking control. DESIGN Descriptive study comparing finger movement tracking performance under S-R-compatible and S-R-incompatible conditions(More)
This study was designed to determine intraobserver and interobserver reliability of maximal muscle strength for upper and lower extremity muscle groups. Four healthy subjects were tested with a portable muscle dynamometer on two separate occasions by three separate examiners to determine maximal isometric strength of lateral pinch between thumb and index(More)
Twenty-five collegiate soccer players were evaluated for lower extremity flexibility and muscle strength at the end of preseason training and before the onset of the collegiate soccer season on two successive seasons. The purpose of the evaluation was to determine whether symmetry was present in their legs and whether deficits in flexibility or strength(More)
This is the first reported research that explores the feeling of knowing (FOK) for musical stimuli. Subjects attempted to recall melodies and titles of musical pieces, made FOK ratings when recall failed, and then had a recognition test. With instrumental music (Experiment 1), more titles were recalled when melodies were given as cues than vice versa. With(More)
The domestic dog is becoming an increasingly valuable model species in medical genetics, showing particular promise to advance our understanding of cancer and orthopaedic disease. Here we undertake the largest canine genome-wide association study to date, with a panel of over 4,200 dogs genotyped at 180,000 markers, to accelerate mapping efforts. For(More)
Twenty-seven players from a National Hockey League (NHL) team were evaluated for maximal aerobic power, body composition, and muscle strength and flexibility upon reporting to training camp. Aerobic power was determined with a maximal treadmill exercise test. Body composition was determined by underwater weighing. Muscle strength of the internal and(More)
A quick test (QT) protocol was developed to allow for the rapid testing of multiple muscle groups in order to profile body strength. Maximum muscle strength was also obtained using a standard test (ST) protocol. The ST protocol consisted of three five-second trials with a one-minute rest between trials and no more than four muscle groups tested per day. The(More)
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a familial connective tissue disorder characterized by marked joint hypermobility, skin hyperdistensibility and fragility. To determine the influence of connective tissue hyperdistensibility on muscle function, a young woman with classic EDS underwent extensive muscle function testing which included a controlled strengthening(More)
Sixteen children with dermatomyositis were followed longitudinally by quantitative muscle testing between 1972 and 1982. The time to achievement of normal muscle strength measured quantitatively was significantly delayed (p less than .001) compared to the time muscle strength was clinically assessed as normal by manual muscle testing. A significant(More)
Although a number of recent reviews have focused on the effects of exercise and sports on menstrual function, minimal emphasis has been placed on how the breast is affected. Increasing numbers of female athletes are participating in previously male-dominated contact sports; the effect on overall breast health from medium-to-high impact activities remains to(More)
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