Comparison of three agility tests with male servicemembers: Edgren Side Step Test, T-Test, and Illinois Agility Test

Michele Raya, Robert Gailey, Ignacio Gaunaurd, Daniel M. Jayne, Stuart M. Campbell, Erica Gagne, Patrick G. Manrique, Daniel G. Muller, Christen Tucker

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Abstract

Performance-based outcomes such as the T-Test, Edgren Side Step Test (ESST), and Illinois Agility Test (IAT) have been used to assess agility in athletes and nonathletes; however, the reliability and validity of these tests have not been established. The purpose of this study was to establish the reliability and convergent construct validity of the ESST, T-Test, and IAT in young, nondisabled, physically active male servicemembers (SMs). Ninety-seven male Active Duty U.S. Army SMs completed the study. Statistically significant differences were not found between the ESST (p = 0.10), T-Test (p = 0.09), and IAT (p = 0.23) when administered twice within a 24 to 48 h period. These tests were found to have excellent interrater reliability and moderate to good test-retest reliability. A good positive relationship exists between the IAT and T-Test (r = 0.76, p < 0.001) and a moderate negative relationship exists between the ESST and both the T-Test (r = - 0.69, p < 0.001) and IAT (r = - 0.65, p < 0.001). The results suggest that these tests are valid measures of agility that uniquely assess movement in different planes, thus providing a comprehensive assessment of high-level mobility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)951-960
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
Volume50
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 14 2013

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Keywords

  • Agility
  • Edgren Side Step Test
  • Illinois Agility Test
  • Military
  • Minimal detectable change
  • Reliability
  • Servicemembers
  • Standard error of measurement
  • T-Test
  • Validity

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Comparison of three agility tests with male servicemembers : Edgren Side Step Test, T-Test, and Illinois Agility Test. / Raya, Michele; Gailey, Robert; Gaunaurd, Ignacio; Jayne, Daniel M.; Campbell, Stuart M.; Gagne, Erica; Manrique, Patrick G.; Muller, Daniel G.; Tucker, Christen.

In: Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Vol. 50, No. 7, 14.11.2013, p. 951-960.

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Raya, Michele ; Gailey, Robert ; Gaunaurd, Ignacio ; Jayne, Daniel M. ; Campbell, Stuart M. ; Gagne, Erica ; Manrique, Patrick G. ; Muller, Daniel G. ; Tucker, Christen. / Comparison of three agility tests with male servicemembers : Edgren Side Step Test, T-Test, and Illinois Agility Test. In: Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 2013 ; Vol. 50, No. 7. pp. 951-960.
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