Intra- and inter-tester reliability and range of motion of the neck
2000 (English)In: Physiotherapy Canada, ISSN 0300-0508, Vol. 52, 233-242 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To our knowledge, neither reliability nor reference values have previously been investigated on the cervical measurement system (CMS) equipment. In this study we determined the intra- and intertester reliability of measuring active range of motion (AROM) in the three planes using the cervical measurement system (CMS) and the golden standard cervical range of motion device (CROM). Based on repeated measurements by two observers in 30 healthy volunteers, measurement of AAOM with the GMS equipment was shown to be a reliable method and nearly as good as the CROM equipment. Thus, the CMS equipment can be used for evaluating cervical AROM in clinical practice. Age- and sex-specific cervical range of motion was measured with the CMS equipment in 101 randomly selected asymptomatic men and women aged 25-64 years. The results from the reference- value study showed that age is a much more important determinant of cervical AROM than sex, body weight, or body mass index.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 52, 233-242 p.
Cervical Spine, Neck, Active Range of Motion, Reliability
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-27923Local ID: 12684OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-27923DiVA: diva2:248475