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Normal paraspinal tissue compliance: the reliability of a new clinical and experimental instrument.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2376718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Test-retest reliability of a hand-held tissue compliance meter was evaluated in 20 normal subjects at four paraspinal locations to determine possible effects of probe response or other sources of variability on measurements taken 10 min later at exactly the same location. If tissue compliance, as measured by this instrument, is to be used in a pre-post context to evaluate treatment effects, caution is urged, since 26% of the sites were significantly (+/- 1.96 SD) different on 10 min retest though subjects remained supine and without intervention. In addition, since 85% of these normal subjects displayed at least one paraspinal compliance asymmetry large enough to qualify as pathological by Fischer's criteria, revision of these criteria may be appropriate, at least for these paraspinal locations.
R D Jansen; D D Nansel; M Slosberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0161-4754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Manipulative Physiol Ther     Publication Date:  1990 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-09-04     Completed Date:  1990-09-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807107     Medline TA:  J Manipulative Physiol Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Research Department, Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, Sunnyvale, CA 94087.
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MeSH Terms
Chiropractic / instrumentation*
Isometric Contraction
Muscles / physiology*

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