are looking for relatively active subjects over the age of 65 to participate
in a research study that will help determine the strength and endurance
of older human thigh muscle (quadriceps). This research will help to identify
the cause and effects of age-related muscle loss and how this relates to
decreases in strength and endurance. This information may help in the design
of a training program for older individuals that minimizes the extent that
weakness and fatigue affect daily activities.
you choose to participate, you will be asked to participate in one testing
session lasting about 1 hour. You will be taught how to maximally contract
your thigh muscle, while a brief burst of electrical pulses are given to
your thigh to determine if you are indeed maximally contracting your muscle.
The electrical stimulation used in this study is common to physical therapy
treatments and will pose no harm to you. You will then be asked to contract
your thigh muscle 25 times.
contact Jennifer Stevens at the
University of Delaware if you can participate in this study or if you know
someone who may qualify for the study. (302) 831-4646