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Normative Data Collection of the Combined Elevation Test (CET) in Swimmers and Non-Swimmers

Version 1 : Received: 2 May 2018 / Approved: 3 May 2018 / Online: 3 May 2018 (09:05:21 CEST)

How to cite: Furness, J.; Schram, B.; Corea, D.; Turner, Z.; Cairns, H. Normative Data Collection of the Combined Elevation Test (CET) in Swimmers and Non-Swimmers. Preprints 2018, 2018050061 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201805.0061.v1). Furness, J.; Schram, B.; Corea, D.; Turner, Z.; Cairns, H. Normative Data Collection of the Combined Elevation Test (CET) in Swimmers and Non-Swimmers. Preprints 2018, 2018050061 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201805.0061.v1).

Abstract

The Combined Elevation Test (CET) is a musculoskeletal screening technique (MST) replicates the streamline position in swimming and is commonly used in various sports. Although the CET is widely used, no normative data exist within an adolescent population. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop a normative data set for the CET within an adolescent population and to evaluate the influence various demographic and anthropometric variables. Data was collected for 416 participants aged between 8 and 18 years old. Age and arm span showed a significant correlation with CET scores (arm span rs (105) = .478, p = .000, age rs (416) = .238 p = .000). Regression analysis further quantified the influence of arm span and age on CET scores accounting for 23.1% and 5.3% of variability respectively. These results can be used as a reference point for clinicians and coaches who are using the CET within their assessment.

Subject Areas

combined elevation test; musculoskeletal screening test; normative data; swimming; adolescent

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