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Table 1 Characteristics of the study cohort

From: Effects of muscle fatigue on gait characteristics under single and dual-task conditions in young and older adults

Characteristic Young adults (n= 16) Older adults (n= 16)
Age (years) 24.3 ± 1.4 71.9 ± 5.5
Sex (f/m) 8/8 8/8
Body height (cm) 173.7 ± 8.6 171.1 ± 10.2
Body mass (kg) 67.1 ± 9.4 73.8 ± 10.1
Everyday and sports-related PA level (h/week) 12.0 ± 3.4 9.7 ± 4.4
TUG (s) 8.1 ± 1.2 9.5 ± 1.6
Right KE strength in unfatigued condition (psi) 207.5 ± 78.3 83.6 ± 44.3
Right KF strength in unfatigued condition (psi) 146.1 ± 45.4 62.3 ± 32.0
Left KE strength in unfatigued condition (psi) 215.4 ± 77.6 113.0 ± 26.6
Left KF strength in unfatigued condition (psi) 137.5 ± 35.2 78.2 ± 24.5
Repetitions to reach 50% of Mmax 41.6 ± 23.3 70.4 ± 27.5
RPE after the fatigue protocol 16.9 ± 1.5 16.1 ± 1.8
  1. Note: Values are mean ± SD. f = female; m = male; PA = physical activity; TUG = timed up and go test; KE = knee extensor; KF = knee flexor; RPE = rate of perceived exertion