Title

Comparison of isokinetic peak force and power in adults with partial and total blindness

Abstract

For many populations the ability to move efficiently is compromised by an impaired muscular functioning. Strength development is necessary to overcome the effects of gravity to maintain posture and generate movement responses for mobility. The strength and power capabilities of individuals with total blindness (n = 12) were compared to those with partial vision (n = 12) to evaluate effects of vision on performance. Results indicate that (1) no significant differences were apparent between total blindness and partial vision, (2) significant sex differences were evident in each group, and (3) better performance was apparent at lower velocities. It was concluded that physical performance in individuals with blindness and partial vision are equally deficient.

Publication Date

8-1-2006

Journal Title

Perceptual and motor skills

Publisher

Ammons Scientific

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.2466/PMS.103.1.231-237

Document Type

Article

Rights

©Perceptual and Motor Skills 2006