Functionally relevant thresholds of quadriceps femoris strength.

  title={Functionally relevant thresholds of quadriceps femoris strength.},
  author={Lori Lynn Ploutz-Snyder and T. Manini and Robert Ploutz-Snyder and Douglas A Wolf},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  volume={57 4},
The purpose of this study was to identify quadriceps femoris strength thresholds below which performance on ambulatory tasks is compromised. A second purpose was to evaluate whether self-reported functioning matches evaluated performance of the activities. Subjects (N = 100; age 73 +/- 0.9 years) participated in isometric knee extension strength tests, performed three functional ambulatory tasks (chair rise, gait speed, and stair ascent and descent), and answered standard survey questions… CONTINUE READING

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