2020 Volume 32 Issue 2 Pages 120-124
[Purpose] This study aimed to determine the validity and reliability of isometric knee extension muscle strength measurements using a belt-stabilized hand-held dynamometer compared to that using an isokinetic dynamometer with the participant in a sitting posture. [Participants and Methods] Forty-two university students participated. The isometric knee extension muscle strength was measured using a hand-held dynamometer and an isokinetic dynamometer. For both measurements, the participants were in the similar sitting posture. The sitting posture maintained trunk stability, with the hands on the bed, and the non-measurement-side toe touching the floor or table. The intra-class correlation coefficient and the relevance were verified. [Results] Intra-rater correlation coefficient (1, 1) of the two measurements was ≥0.75. A significant difference was found in the measurement value between males and females. No significant difference was found between the measurements value of the two devices. A significant positive correlation was found in the measurement value of two devices in the male participants. [Conclusion] When compared to the standard method of isometric knee extension muscle strength measurements using an isokinetic dynamometer with the participant in the sitting posture, measurements using the belt-stabilized hand-held dynamometer were considered valid and highly reliable in the male participants.