p-ISSN: 1300-0551
e-ISSN: 2587-1498

Muhammet Özalp1, Ertuğrul Demirdel2

1Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, Kozaklı Vocational High School, Hacı Bektaş Veli University, Nevşehir, Türkiye
2Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Türkiye

Keywords: Force production sense, male soccer players, secondary cognitive task


Objective: The aim of the present study is to compare the knee force production sense error (KFPSE) of young soccer players under single and dual-task conditions.

Materials and Methods: Twenty-four young male soccer players with a soccer license participated in this study. Knee force production sense (KFPS) was evaluated using a biofeedback device. In order to compare the KFPSE first, the bilateral KFPS of the participants was evaluated. Then the same assessment was performed concurrently with a cognitive dual task (five countdowns from 200).

Results: The results revealed that, compared with the single-task condition, players had higher absolute error under the dual-task condition for both extremities (p˂0.05).

Conclusion: Secondary cognitive task may be a possible critical factor reducing the accuracy of the force (re)production sense. A secondary cognitive task may adversely affect the KFPS.

Cite this article as: Ozalp M, Demirdel E. Does secondary cognitive task affect knee force production sense in young male soccer players? Turk J Sports Med. 2022, 57(3):142-6; https://doi.org/10.47447/tjsm.0641

Ethics Committee Approval

The approval for this study was obtained from Clinical Research Ethics Board of Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University (Approval number: 60, Date: 09.07.2020).

Author Contributions

Concept ED,MÖ; Design All authors; Supervision ED; Materials MÖ; Data Collection and/or Processing MÖ; Analysis and Interpretation ED,MÖ; Literature Review ED,MÖ; Wiriting Manuscript MÖ; Critical Reviews ED

Conflict of Interest

The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to authorship and/or publication of the article.

Financial Disclosure

The authors received no financial support for the research and/or publication of this article.