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Cervical range of motion in the elderly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8215859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was conducted to establish normative cervical range of motion values for the elderly and to compare those values to standard young adult cervical range of motion values. Differences in range of motion between men and women were also assessed. A gravity goniometer was used to measure six cervical motions in 42 subjects aged 70 to 90 years and 31 subjects aged 20 to 30 years. The elderly group had significantly less motion than the younger group for all six motions measured (p < .001). A comparison of the mean range of motion values between the two groups found that the elderly group had approximately 12% less flexion, 32% less extension, 22% less lateral flexion, and 25% less rotation. The elderly group also had a wider variation of cervical range of motion values as compared to the younger group. Women had greater cervical range of motion values than men in both age groups.
K A Kuhlman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  1993 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-22     Completed Date:  1993-11-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1071-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Ohio State University, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Columbus.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aging / physiology*
Cervical Vertebrae / physiology*
Range of Motion, Articular*
Reference Values
Sex Factors

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