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Cervikal Joint Position Sense: Test-retest reliability using laser pointer and one-dimensional target
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehabilitation.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: Impaired proprioception has been reported in patients with neck pain. The most common way to assess proprioception is the testing of joint position sense. Researchers usually uses advanced technical equipment. Laser pointer tests have been described for testing global joint position sense against two-dimensional targets, which can also be used clinically. One-dimensional targets can provide accurate information about deviations in the current motion plane and allow easy calculation of a number of additional output variables.

Objectives: Evaluate test-retest reliability of a new clinical test using laser pointer and a one-dimensional target for assessment of cervical joint position sense.

Design: Cross-sectional test-retest reliability study.

Method:The study included 56 individuals, 30 healthy controls and 26 with neck pain were tested at two occasions 6-8 days apart. Calculation of the reliability was done by analysing relative, ICC, and absolute, SEM, reliability.

Results: The results were relatively scattered but showed an overall moderatereliability with an ICC between 0,51-0,73, but in some cases a poor reliability under 0,5 except for two measures that showed good reliability over 0,77.The SEM for total group were between 0,72°-2,87°, indicating a relatively high level. 

Conclusions: Current research demonstrates an overall moderate reliability testing JPS with a laser pointer and a one-dimensional target.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 14
Keywords [en]
Cervikal proprioception, joint position sense test, test-retest, reliability, laser pointer, one-dimensional target.
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-69159OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-69159DiVA, id: diva2:1214461
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
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Physiotherapy, master's level (120 credits)
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Available from: 2018-06-08 Created: 2018-06-06 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved

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