Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Effects of thigh holster use on kinematics and kinetics of active duty police officers
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Rehabilitation.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7389-7080
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare. Department of Orthopaedics, Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Gothenburg, PO Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Rehabilitation.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8994-8786
2016 (English)In: Clinical Biomechanics, ISSN 0268-0033, E-ISSN 1879-1271, Vol. 37, 77-82 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Resource type
Text
Abstract [en]

Background: Body armour, duty belts and belt mounted holsters are standard equipment used by the Swedish police and have been shown to affect performance of police specific tasks, to decrease mobility and to potentially influence back pain. This study aimed to investigate the effects on gait kinematics and kinetics associated with use of an alternate load carriage system incorporating a thigh holster.

Methods: Kinematic, kinetic and temporospatial data were collected using three dimensional gait analysis. Walking tests were conducted with nineteen active duty police officers under three different load carriage conditions: a) body armour and duty belt, b) load bearing vest, body armour and thigh holster and c) no equipment (control).

Findings: No significant differences between testing conditions were found for temporospatial parameters. Range of trunk rotation was reduced for both load carriage conditions compared to the control condition (p < 0.017). Range of hip rotation was more similar to the control condition when wearing thigh holster rather than the belt mounted hip holster (p < 0.017). Moments and powers for both left and right ankles were significantly greater for both of the load carriage conditions compared to the control condition (p < 0.017).

Interpretation: This study confirms that occupational loads carried by police have a significant effect on gait kinematics and kinetics. Although small differences were observed between the two load carriage conditions investigated in this study, results do not overwhelmingly support selection of one design over the other.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 37, 77-82 p.
Keyword [en]
Gait analysis, Kinematics, Kinetics, Load carriage, Police, Thigh holster, Armor, Enzyme kinetics, Effect on gaits, Gait kinematics, Police officers, Specific tasks, Standard equipments, Testing conditions, Law enforcement
National Category
Orthopedics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31264DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2016.06.009PubMedID: 27380202Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84976884549OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-31264DiVA: diva2:953167
Available from: 2016-08-17 Created: 2016-08-17 Last updated: 2016-09-14Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Accepted Manuscript(236 kB)3 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT03.pdfFile size 236 kBChecksum SHA-512
1f44fb33b53716e79708a38ab3ff8e4e5371bce17e414e0d536062c4da04fdea14704b9fcc4eac02df38c8c41fd8014dc1b72d3dd20bbeb4aad0adde0717a156
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Larsen, Louise B.Ramstrand, Nerrolyn
By organisation
HHJ, Dep. of RehabilitationSchool of Health and Welfare
In the same journal
Clinical Biomechanics
Orthopedics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 3 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 154 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf