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Samband mellan resultat av Neuracs Testprotokoll, smärta och funktionsnedsättning hos individer med ländryggssmärta
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Individuals with low back pain (LBP) often have a disturbed proprioception and neuromuscular control at the lumbar spine. Function can improve with correction and retraining of motor control dysfunction. Valid and reliable tests to assess motor control are required to tailor the training for each individual need. The Neurac Test Protocol Myofascial Chains Test for Back and Pelvis Pain is a scale to assess the muscular deficits and muscular imbalances that can contribute to the LBP.The aim of this study was to increase the knowledge about the construct validity of the Neurac Test Protocol by exploring if the test performance was associated with the level of low back pain and disability.48 persons were included in either LBP group (n=29) or control group (n=19). Persons with LBP rated their disability on the ODI and their pain on the VAS. The tests were performed according to Neuracs educational material, i.e., ten tests were performed in closed kinetic chains using slings for unstable support, with and without unloading to progress difficulty.There was no significant difference in total sum score between the group with low back pain and the control group. There was a significant negative correlation between the total score of the Neurac Test Protocol for the group with LBP and pain intensity at the actual time of the testing (0.46, p=0.01). The construct validity of the sum score of the Neurac Test Protocol was acceptable on this group of persons. The test performance for the group with LBP was associated with the level of LBP, but not with disability. The lack of association between test score and disability may be due to a low level of disability among the persons of this study. Further research including subjects with more severe LBP is warranted.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Medicine, Construct validity, low back pain, motor control, Neurac Test Protocol
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, Begreppsvaliditet, ländryggssmärta, motorisk kontroll, Neurac Test Protocol
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-57961Local ID: e91146d6-2eb6-4075-b560-32c85853aae3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-57961DiVA: diva2:1031349
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
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Health Science, master's level (120 credits)
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Validerat; 20160618 (global_studentproject_submitter)

Available from: 2017-08-31 Created: 2016-10-04 Last updated: 2017-08-31Bibliographically approved

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