Measurement of active rotation in standing: reliability of a simple test protocol

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Title Measurement of active rotation in standing: reliability of a simple test protocol
Author Evans, Kerrie; Refshauge, Kathryn M.; Adams, Roger
Journal Name Perceptual and Motor Skills
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Missoula, MT
Publisher Ammons Scientific, LTD
Abstract Interrater and intrarater reliability were evaluated for a test measuring active rotation range in a standing position. Subjects stood with their feet comfortably apart while a horizontal bar rested on their shoulders. A plumb bob attached to the end of the bar was allowed to drop to the floor, indicating maximal rotation range achieved. Two raters measured 24 subjects (Mage =35 ±14 yr.), who were sedentary office workers and active recreational golfers, on two occasions separated by two weeks to obtain values for left and right trunk rotation range. The test had good intrarater and interrater reliabilities, with standard error of measurement values varying from 5.6° to 8.6° against an overall mean range of 128°. This simple active rotation test requires inexpensive equipment and could be incorporated into clinical examinations when there is a need to assess active rotation in standing with minimal constraints.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI
Volume 103
Issue Number 2
Page from 619
Page to 628
ISSN 0031-5125
Date Accessioned 2007-07-28
Language en_AU
Research Centre Menzies Health Institute Qld
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Rehabilitation and Therapy: Occupational and Physical
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1a

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