Reproducibilidad de diferentes test físicos en jugadores de baloncesto en silla de ruedas

  1. Narvaez, Iker 1
  2. Yanci, Javier 2
  3. Romarate, Ander 1
  4. Garcia-Tabar, Ibai 2
  5. Romaratezabala, Estibaliz 2
  6. Iturricastillo, Aitor 3
  1. 1 Departamento de Educación Física y Deportiva, Facultad de Educación y Deporte. Universidad del País Vasco, UPV/EHU
  2. 2 Society, Sports and Physical Exercise Research Group (GIKAFIT). Departamento de Educación Física y Deportiva, Facultad de Educación y Deporte, Universidad del País Vasco, UPV/EHU.
  3. 3 Facultad de Educación y Deporte, Universidad del País Vasco, UPV/EHU.
RICYDE. Revista Internacional de Ciencias del Deporte

ISSN: 1885-3137

Year of publication: 2021

Issue Title: Abril

Volume: 17

Issue: 64

Pages: 189-203

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5232/RICYDE2021.06405 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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Despite the fact that the physical actions of wheelchair basketball (WB) players during games implies many change of direction, sprints and repeated change of directions, to date there is no scientific publication reporting the reproducibility of different tests to measure this abilities WB. Seventeen players (15 male and 2 female; 25.9±9.7 yrs.) belonging to a Spanish First Division WB team volunteered. During the first in-season WB competitive week (Test), players performed 5 standardized physical tests. Tests were the 3-3-6 Test, 505 Test, Illinois Test, Repeated Sprint Ability (RSA) test and the Repeated Modified Agility T-test (rMAT). One week later (re-Test) players re-performed the tests using identical timing- and test-protocols. Change of direction ability tests’ results showed high reproducibility values [intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) >0.74; coefficient of variation (CV) <3.82±2.62%; standard error of the mean (SEM) <0.33]. RSA reproducibility results, both for the mean of the repetitions and for the best repetition, were also high (ICC>0.90; CV<3.85±3.59%; SEM<0.04). rMAT test results, both for the mean and the best repetition, indicated high reproducibility values as well (ICC>0.94; CV<2.18±1.73%; SEM=0.27). Results obtained for the fatigue index (Sdec) in the RSA and rMAT tests, however, indicated low reproducibility. Conclusively, all the analyzed tests showed high reproducibility values, with the exception of the Sdec index variable for the RSA and rMAT tests. All the tests showed high reproducibility values, and therefore, are adequate to be used to assess and monitor the physical aptitude of WB players.

Funding information

Los autores agradecen el apoyo del subproyecto Enfoque de método mixto en el análisis de rendimiento (en entrenamiento y competición) en el deporte de élite y academia [PGC2018-098742-B-C33] (2019-2021) [del Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (MCIU), la Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) y el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER)], que forma parte del proyecto coordinado New approach of research in physical activity and sport from mixed methods perspective (NARPAS_MM) [SPGC201800X098742CV0].


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