This study investigated the within-day repeatability and between-subject variation of vector coding variability during treadmill running. The lower-limb kinematics of eight male triathletes running at 12 km/h were captured twice on the same day. Mean coupling angle variability across the stride cycle was computed for 20 couplings using the modified vector coding technique. Between-subject variation was calculated from the first data collection and data from both sessions were used to calculate systematic and typical error. Between-subject variation ranged from 1.4° to 3.7°. Systematic errors between sessions were observed for two couplings and typical errors were between 0.6° and 1.9°. The between-subject variation and within-day repeatability of the measures reported will aid the interpretation of vector coding variability in cross-sectional and intervention studies.
Stock, Holly; Wilson, Cassie; McLeod, Chris; van Emmerik, Richard; and Preatoni, Ezio
"INTERPRETATION OF VECTOR CODING VARIABILITY MEASURES: WITHINDAY REPEATABILITY AND BETWEEN-SUBJECT VARIATION IN TREADMILL RUNNING,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 35
, Article 122.
Available at: http://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol35/iss1/122