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Evaluation of Reliability of Tensiomyography Measurement
Korean J Sports Med 2018;36:143-148
Published online September 1, 2018;  https://doi.org/10.5763/kjsm.2018.36.3.143
© 2018 The Korean Society of Sports Medicine.

Jung-Hoon Chai1, Bo-Kyeong Kim2, Hyuk-Jae Choi3, Sang-Won Bae4

1Department of Pharmacology, Eulji University, Daejeon, 2Department of Sport and Leisure Studies, Korea University, Sejong, 3Department of Sports Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Asan, 4Global Teun Teun Hospital, Daejeon, Korea
Correspondence to: Sang-Won Bae
Global Teun Teun Hospital, 516 Gyejok-ro, Dong-gu, Daejeon 34542, Korea
Tel: +82-42-220-2315, Fax: +82-42-226-0128 E-mail: yodeo@hanmail.net
Received July 12, 2018; Revised August 8, 2018; Accepted August 13, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 Abstract
Purpose: This study is designed to evaluate the reliability for studies of tensiomyography (TMG). TMG can evaluate muscle function noninvasively and selectively.
Methods: We measured 12 male volunteers (age, 26.5짹7.6 years; height, 175.3짹4.7 cm; weight, 78.8짹13.3 kg) in this study and measured TMG during three occasions over 3 consecutive days. None of the participants has had any history of neuromuscular disorders or muscle diseases. Vastus lateralis, vastus medialis (VM), rectus femoris (RF) in quadriceps and biceps femoris, semitendinosus in hamstrings muscles were measured. Coefficient of variation (CV%) and intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) have been calculated about maximal displacement (Dm, mm) and contraction time (Tc, ms) which are main parameters.
Results: Most of the ICC of Dm were over 0.8 and the highest among the muscles except both VM. And, most ICC of Tc was lower than Dm except both BF (right, 18.31; left, 15.03). But, the ICC of Tc was lower than Dm except left RF (0.890) and VM (0.859).
Conclusion: This study has shown that the Dm is high levels of the ICC and CV(%) in thigh muscle except VM. In the future, we plan to establish the method of measurement more clearly for reducing the errors of measurements. The technique of correct palpation of measurable muscles using TMG devices is also necessary.
Keywords : Contraction time, Maximal displacement, Reliability, Tensiomyography
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