Table 1.

Duty factors and gait statistics for flat and rough terrain running

Duty factorP-values for Flat vs Rough terrain (t-tests)
Leg*Flat terrainRough terrainDuty factorStance initiation phaseSwing initiation phase
FL0.51±0.010.54±0.020.4540.4090.079
FR0.53±0.010.54±0.020.9740.1120.318
ML0.60±0.010.61±0.020.6020.4560.346
MR0.58±0.010.58±0.020.9040.4870.998
HL0.50±0.010.52±0.030.130N/A0.130
HR0.50±0.010.50±0.030.4370.3480.056
  • Values are means ± s.e.m.

  • * FL, front left; FR, front right; ML, middle left; MR, middle right; HL, hind left; HR, hind right

  • Since hind left leg stance initiation defines a phase of zero there can be no comparison