Do the peak and mean force methods of assessing vertical jump force asymmetry agree?

Lake, Jason P., Mundy, Peter D., Comfort, Paul and Suchomel, Timothy J. (2018) Do the peak and mean force methods of assessing vertical jump force asymmetry agree? Sports Biomechanics, 19 (2). pp. 227-234. ISSN 1752-6116

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess agreement between peak and mean force methods of quantifying force asymmetry during the countermovement jump (CMJ). Forty-five men performed four CMJ with each foot on one of two force plates recording at 1,000 Hz. Peak and mean were obtained from both sides during the braking and propulsion phases. The dominant side was obtained for the braking and propulsion phase as the side with the largest peak or mean force and agreement was assessed using percentage agreement and the kappa coefficient. Braking phase peak and mean force methods demonstrated a percentage agreement of 84% and a kappa value of 0.67 (95% confidence limits: 0.45–0.90), indicating substantial agreement. Propulsion phase peak and mean force methods demonstrated a percentage agreement of 87% and a kappa value of 0.72 (95% confidence limits: 0.51–0.93), indicating substantial agreement. While agreement was substantial, side-to-side differences were not reflected equally when peak and mean force methods of assessing CMJ asymmetry were used. These methods should not be used interchangeably, but rather a combined approach should be used where practitioners consider both peak and mean force to obtain the fullest picture of athlete asymmetry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Countermovement jump; kinetics; method comparison; movement symmetry, Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Subjects: Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Q Science > QP Physiology
Divisions: Departments > Sport and Exercise Sciences
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router Jisc
Depositing User: Publications Router Jisc
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2018 11:14
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2020 10:20
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3463

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