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dc.contributor.authorvan der Linden, Mariettaen
dc.contributor.authorCorrigan, Orlaen
dc.contributor.authorTennant, Nicolaen
dc.contributor.authorVerheul, Martine H. G.en
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-04T09:47:39Z
dc.date.available2020-12-04T09:47:39Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-18
dc.identifierhttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/20.500.12289/10894/10894.pdf
dc.identifier.citationvan der Linden, M. L., Corrigan, O., Tennant, N. & Verheul, M. H. G. (2020) Cluster analysis of impairment measures to inform an evidence-based classification structure in RaceRunning, a new World Para Athletic event for athletes with hypertonia, ataxia or athetosis. Journal of Sports Sciences (In Press).en
dc.identifier.issn0264-0414en
dc.identifier.issn1466-447X
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2020.1860360
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/10894
dc.descriptionMarietta van der Linden - ORCID: 0000-0003-2256-6673 https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2256-6673en
dc.description.abstractRaceRunning enables athletes with limited or no walking ability to propel themselves independently using a three-wheeled frame that has a saddle, handle bars and a chest plate. For RaceRunning to be included as a para athletics event, an evidence-based classification system is required. This study assessed the impact of trunk control and lower limb impairment measures on RaceRunning performance and evaluated whether clusters analysis of these impairment measures produce a valid classification structure for RaceRunning. The Trunk Control Measurement Scale (TCMS), Selective Control Assessment of the Lower Extremity (SCALE), the Australian Spasticity Assessment Scale (ASAS), and knee extension were recorded for 26 RaceRunning athletes. Thirteen male and 13 female athletes aged 24 (SD=7) years participated. All impairment measures were significantly correlated with performance (rho=0.55-0.74). Using ASAS, SCALE, TCMS and knee extension as cluster variables in a two-step cluster analysis resulted in two clusters of athlete. Race speed and the impairment measures were significantly different between the clusters (p<0.001). The findings of this study provide evidence for the utility of the selected impairment measures in an evidence-based classification system for RaceRunning athletes.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by funding from Cerebral Palsy International Sport and Recreation Association (CPISRA) for travel and accommodation costs associated with the data collection.en
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2020.1860360en
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dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Sports Sciencesen
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following article, accepted for publication in Journal of Sports Sciences. [INCLUDE CITATION]. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
dc.subjectDisability Sporten
dc.subjectRaceRunningen
dc.subjectClassificationen
dc.subjectCerebral Palsyen
dc.subjectPara Athleticsen
dc.subjectCoordinationen
dc.titleCluster analysis of impairment measures to inform an evidence-based classification structure in RaceRunning, a new World Para Athletic event for athletes with hypertonia, ataxia or athetosisen
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dcterms.dateAccepted2020-12-03
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rioxxterms.publicationdate2020-12-18
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refterms.dateFCD2020-12-04
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qmu.authorvan der Linden, Mariettaen
qmu.centreCentre for Health, Activity and Rehabilitation Researchen
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