Muscle power can be assessed across a range of muscle groups, but most often the leg press and knee extension exercises are used to measure muscle power. Maximal strength is quantified through the 1RM (1 repetition maximum resistance), wherein the evaluation is carried out at the highest resistance for which the subject can complete the exercise once. To find the 1RM, the exercise is repeated several times at increasing resistance until failure to complete a single repetition. However, there is a distinct lack of standardization across studies, and different equipment and measurement techniques have been used
Year: 2014 Authors: Ferguson Disease: COPD Outcome: Physical activity / Muscle strenght
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Measure: Exercise capacity
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 1
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Scale: Higher scores are better Reference: Ferguson B. (2014). ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription 9th Ed. 2014. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 58(3), 328.
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