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Challenging older adults to execute peak effort functional tests is not common. A peak effort test pushes patients to the point of not sustaining the task. The Wingate test is a peak effort test that measures the amount of revolutions per second a participant can perform over 30s. Older adults with knee osteoarthritis (OA) may regulate their effort during the Wingate. Alternatively, high exertion during the Wingate test may yield high value in influencing attitudes related to pain and aging. The purpose of this study was to develop themes of what influences peak effort during the Wingate test in participants with knee OA or age-related knee pain using a mixed methods approach.


Presented at the 10th annual symposium of College of Physical Therapy research, Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024, at George Fox University in Newberg, OR.