Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2018)
Normative values for single leg triple hop test for normal, college aged students
Author(s): Dr. Ami J Vora, Dr. Neha J Patel, Dr. Dinesh Sorani
Abstract: Background: Objective, reliable, and valid functional tests may assist with the decision-making process for rehabilitation as well as assist in pre-participation screening for targeted interventions to prevent non-contact lower extremity injuries. Establishing normative data can provide clinicians reference points with which to compare their patients, potentially aiding in the development of future injury-risk assessment and injury mitigation programs. Aim: The purpose of this study was to determine normative values of single leg triple hop test in College aged students. Method: A convenient sample of 100 (67 females, 33 males) healthy collegiate student were included in the study (mean age 19.71 years, range 18-24). Participants performed one practice hop and three measured hops for each hop test on each limb. The maximum hop score for each limb was used for calculations. Results: There was statistically significant difference between sexes but there was no statistically significant difference amongst right and left lower limb values in males as well as female subjects. Conclusion: This study provides normative values for single leg triple hop test in normal college-aged students and it provides a reference point to clinicians for comparison in their patients.