TY - JOUR T1 - Prediction equation of hip external rotators maximum torque in healthy adults and older adults using the measure of hip extensors maximum torque JO - Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy T2 - AU - Martins,Suelen Cristina Souza AU - Resende,Renan Alves AU - Pinheiro,Larissa Santos Pinto AU - Souza,Thales Rezende AU - Pinto,Rafael Zambelli AU - Andrade,André Gustavo Pereira AU - Lustosa,Lygia Paccini AU - Ocarino,Juliana Melo SN - 14133555 M3 - 10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.08.005 DO - 10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.08.005 UR - AB - BackgroundThe use of predictive equation of muscular torque can reduce physical effort and time spent during evaluation. ObjectivesTo establish, validate, and test the accuracy of a prediction equation to estimate the hip external rotators (HER) torque in adults and older adults by means of hip extensors (HEX) torque measurement. MethodsEighty-three healthy adults (development set) were assessed to test the association of HEX and HER torques and to establish the prediction equation. A separate 36 adults and 15 older adults (validation sets) were assessed to test the ability of the equation to estimate HER torque. Hip isometric strength was assessed by a handheld dynamometer. ResultsSimple linear regression analysis revealed that HEX torque was associated with HER torque (r=0.80; p<0.0001), resulting in the following prediction equation: HERtorque=−0.02+(0.58 * HEXtorque). Paired t-test revealed no difference between directly measured and predicted values of HER torque in adults (mean difference=0.02; 95% CI=−0.115, 0.072) and older adults (mean difference=0.05; 95% CI=−0.02, 0.12). ConclusionThe HEX and HER torques were strongly correlated. The prediction equation was valid, accurate, and can be used to estimate HER muscle strength in healthy adults and older adults, requiring only the direct measurement of HEX torque. ER