Andrzej Mroczkowski1, Dariusz Mosler2,3
1Department of Physical Education, University of Zielona Góra, Poland
2Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland
3CALMFIT Dariusz Mosler , Poland
Background and Study Aim. The aim of present study was verification of rotating training simulator (RTS) as an assessment tool of susceptibility of the body injuries during the fall caused by an external force.
Material and Methods. A Group of 68 students of physical education from University of Zielona Góra were tested. Appropriateness was determined by comparing results of RTS?s test for different frequencies (from 0,16 Hz to 0,3 HZ) with results of I task from STBDIF test designed by Roman Maciej Kalina, adopting the same criteria and grading scale. Reliability of RTS?s test results was evaluated by retesting subjects after one week, and also comparing grades given by two observers with those given by authors.
Results. Current results show significant correlation between STBDIF test and RTS?s test for each frequency. There are very high correlations between first test and retest after one week results of RTS?s test. For 31 subjects obtained results show good and excellent reliability defined by intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC).
Conclusions. Obtained results show that rotating training simulator is a valid and reliable tool to diagnose susceptibility of the body injuries during the fall caused by an external force and exhibits significant repeatability of results.
Key words: simulating falls ? safe fall ? motor safety? biomechanics? rotational movements
Published online: 17 September 2015
Copyright: ? 2015 the Authors. Published by Archives of Budo
Contributor: Andrzej Mroczkowski conceived the study design. Andrzej Mroczkowski collected the data. Andrzej Mroczkowski, Dariusz Mosler analysed the data. Andrzej Mroczkowski, Dariusz Mosler prepared the manuscript. Dariusz Mosler secured the funding.
Funding: Departmental sources
Conflict of interest: Authors have declared that no competing interest exists
Ethical approval: The study was conducted within the research project Academy of Physical Education in Katowice: ?Reducing vulnerability to body injuries during the fall of people categorized as group being at high risk of losing balance and falling ?
(Resolution No. 04/2013 Bioethics Commitee at the Jerzy Kukuczka Academy of Physical Education, Katowice, Poland)
Provenance and peer review: Under responsibility of HMA Congress Corresponding author: Andrzej Mroczkowski, Physical Education Departament at Zielona Góra University, Wyspiańskiego 58 Str., 65-178 Zielona
Góra, Poland; e-mail: a.mroczkowski[at]wnps.uz.zgora.pl
Open Access License: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial 4.0 International (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and is otherwise in compliance with the license