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Effects of warming up on reliability of anthropometric techniques in ankylosing spondylitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3358812     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To determine the effect of warm-up on anthropometric measures, 10 patients with ankylosing spondylitis and 10 normal control subjects were measured over a 1-hour period by one therapist. A series of 4 measures--a modified Schober's test, finger-to-floor with the subject standing on a 23-cm stool, chest expansion, and cervical rotation using an arthrodial protractor--were repeated completely 4 times. Subjects exercised between each series (except between the third and fourth series). Intra-rater reliability was determined by comparing measurement 3 with measurement 4, and the warm-up effect was determined by comparing measurement 1 with measurement 3. The Schober's test and chest expansion are stable measures and are not affected by warm-up. However, the finger-to-floor and cervical rotation exercises require warm-up to ensure stable values for clinical or research followup of spondylitis.
Authors:
W N Roberts; M H Liang; L M Pallozzi; L H Daltroy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arthritis and rheumatism     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0004-3591     ISO Abbreviation:  Arthritis Rheum.     Publication Date:  1988 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-05-26     Completed Date:  1988-05-26     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370605     Medline TA:  Arthritis Rheum     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  549-52     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Anthropometry*
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Movement*
Physical Exertion*
Spondylitis, Ankylosing / physiopathology*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
AM-36308/AM/NIADDK NIH HHS; RR-05669/RR/NCRR NIH HHS

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