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Clinical Study

The Effects of Aquatic Exercises on Physical Fitness and Muscle Function in Dialysis Patients

Table 5

Peak torque of flexor and extensor muscles of the knee joint at different angular velocities.

Increase muscle strengthFriedman test
MoveParameterLeg60°/s180°/s300°/s
MeanSDMeanSDMeanSD value

ExtensionPeak torque [N-m]Right6.533.994.692.801.551.077.750.021
Left1.3810.802.704.282.613.012.250.325
Peak torque/body weight [%]Right18.3111.579.103.691.301.1810.750.005
Left10.8422.754.686.661.087.219.000.011

FlexionPeak torque [N-m]Right5.564.715.185.200.861.327.000.030
Left3.737.035.595.581.280.844.750.093
Peak torque/body weight [%]Right10.016.055.143.880.711.7310.750.005
Left5.5411.654.782.831.761.053.250.197