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Trunk muscle endurance in individuals with and without patellofemoral pain: Sex differences and correlations with performance tests

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Botta, Ana Flavia Balotari [1] ; Waiteman, Marina Cabral [1] ; Perez, Vitoria Ozores [1] ; Garcia, Carmen Lucia Gomes [1] ; Bazett-Jones, David Matthew [2] ; de Azevedo, Fabio Micolis [1] ; Briani, Ronaldo Valdir [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Sch Sci & Technol, Phys Therapy Dept, 305 Roberto Simonsen St, BR-19060900 Presidente Prudente, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Toledo, Sch Exercise & Rehabil Sci, 2801 W Bancroft St, Toledo, OH 43606 - USA
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SPORT; v. 52, p. 248-255, NOV 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Objectives: To compare trunk muscle endurance among females and males with and without patellofemoral pain (PFP), and to investigate the correlations between trunk muscle endurance and performance of the single leg hop test (SLHT) and forward step-down test (FSDT). Design: Cross-sectional. Setting: Laboratory-based study. Participants: 110 females and 38 males with PFP, 61 females and 31males without PFP. Main outcome measures: Anterior and lateral trunk muscle endurance were assessed with the prone and bilateral side-bridge tests, respectively. Performance during the SLHT and FSDT was also assessed. Results: Lower anterior and lateral trunk muscle endurance were identified in females (p < .001; d =-0.74 to-0.86), but not in males (p > .806; d =-0.04 to 0.05) with PFP as compared to sex-matched controls. Moderate to large, positive correlations between anterior and lateral trunk muscle endurance with performance in the SLHT and FSDT were identified in females (r = .27 to .50; p < .004) and males (r = 0.27 to 0.59; p < .031) with PFP and females without PFP (r = 0.26 to 0.40; p < .044). Conclusion: Our findings highlight that assessing trunk muscle endurance is advised in females with PFP. Trunk muscle endurance of individuals with PFP may have a role in the performance of hopping and stepping down tasks. (c) 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/20483-7 - Study of coupling angle, variability and coordination of the trunk and lower limb of woment with and without patellofemoral pain during stair ascent and descent before and after pain exacerbation.
Grantee:Ronaldo Valdir Briani
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/24939-7 - Biomechanical analysis of integrated parameters for diagnosis and classification of women with patellofemoral pain syndrome: study of reliability, precision, diagnostic accuracy and association with pain and function
Grantee:Fábio Mícolis de Azevedo
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants