Date of Award

2001

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.H.K.

Department

Kinesiology

First Advisor

Marino, W.,

Keywords

Biology, Anatomy.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Q-angle on running curve kinematics and kinetics. Each dependent variable was evaluated for statistically significant differences using a two factor mixed analysis of variance with repeated measures on the track curve variable. A significance level of P < 0.05 was employed for the evaluations. Independent variables were curve radius and Q-angle. Dependent variables included peak vertical force, time of peak vertical force, average vertical force, vertical impulse, continuous relative phase, and variability of continuous relative phase. Three levels of curve radius were used: straightaway, 36.5 m, and 18.5 m. The conclusions of this study are that runners with high Q-angles are not at greater risk for injury than runners with low Q-angles. Furthermore, all runners, regardless of individual Q-angle measurement, may be at increased risk of injury while repetitively running curves. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2001 .L43. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 40-03, page: 0634. Adviser: W. Marino. Thesis (M.H.K.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2001.

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