Test-retest reliability of muscle strength and physical function tests in 6–9-year-old children

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Test-retest reliability of muscle strength and physical function tests in 6–9-year-old children. / Thams, Line; Hvid, L G; Damsgaard, Camilla Trab; Hansen, M.

In: Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 20.06.2021.

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Thams, L, Hvid, LG, Damsgaard, CT & Hansen, M 2021, 'Test-retest reliability of muscle strength and physical function tests in 6–9-year-old children', Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/1091367X.2021.1943400

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Thams, L., Hvid, L. G., Damsgaard, C. T., & Hansen, M. (2021). Test-retest reliability of muscle strength and physical function tests in 6–9-year-old children. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/1091367X.2021.1943400

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Thams L, Hvid LG, Damsgaard CT, Hansen M. Test-retest reliability of muscle strength and physical function tests in 6–9-year-old children. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. 2021 Jun 20. https://doi.org/10.1080/1091367X.2021.1943400

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Thams, Line ; Hvid, L G ; Damsgaard, Camilla Trab ; Hansen, M. / Test-retest reliability of muscle strength and physical function tests in 6–9-year-old children. In: Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. 2021.

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abstract = "We aimed to assess the test-retest reliability of five muscle strength and physical function tests in healthy children. Forty-one children (6–9 years) were tested three times 4–10 days apart. The test protocol included maximal isometric leg press, hand grip strength, squat jump, long jump, and a 30-sec sit-to-stand test (STST). When comparing test round 1 with 2 and 2 with 3, we found good-to-excellent retest reliability of leg press (intraclass correlation coefficient, ICC = 0.87 and ICC = 0.94), hand grip (ICC = 0.90 and ICC = 0.94), and long jump (ICC = 0.86 and ICC = 0.87). Initially, there was a moderate reliability of squat jump (ICC = 0.71), which was improved to ICC = 0.82 (round 2–3). Similarly, reliability of STST was improved from low (ICC = 0.63) to moderate reliability (ICC = 0.78). We conclude that leg press, hand grip, squat jump, and long jump tests are reliable measurements of children{\textquoteright}s muscle strength and function, even without familiarization. Contrary, STST requires familiarization to ensure adequate reliability.",
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