Term of Award


Degree Name

Master of Health Science

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Committee Chair

Sandy Streater

Committee Member 1

Chris Tuten

Committee Member 2

Bob Lefavi


The purpose of this study was to determine if the DAPRE technique would significantly improve strength in the non dominant quadriceps muscle as opposed to Delorme's PRE technique for strengthening. Using a pretest posttest Cybex II strength test and applying a t-test for independent samples, it was found that after four weeks there was no significant difference between Group A (N=10) who exercised using Delorme's technique and Group B (N=10) who used the DAPRE technique It was concluded that possibly because of the low sample number, the short length of the exercise intervention, and using normal healthy subjects instead of subjects with atrophied muscles as Knight (1985) had used, the outcome of the study was not what was expected.


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