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Test-retest reliability of a novel supine knee joint position sense test
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Test-retest reliabilitet av ett nytt propripceptionstest för knäleden utfört i ryggliggande (Swedish)
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Introduction: Proprioception, including joint position sense (JPS), is important when coordinating body movements which require an efficient and intact sensorimotor system. However, there is no gold standard test method for evaluating JPS. The supine, active and non-weight-bearing test position in this study may make it possible to detect poor JPS in newly-injured persons. Aim: To evaluate the test-retest reliability of a novel knee JPS test in a supine position.. Method: 15 healthy and active students from Umeå University (Mean±SD: age 25±3.1 years, height 178±9.1 cm and weight 74±11.2 kg) participated on two test occasions with one week in between. The participants were instructed to flex their knee from an extended position untill a stop sign was displayed and then to reproduce the angle. The stop sign was activated when participants reached either 35 or 60 degrees knee flexion, taking into considiration reaction time and system delay within the program, 40 and 65 degrees were analysed. Thus, the participants were told that the knee angles were randomly selected. The test occasions involved five repetitions for each knee angle on each leg. An eight-camera motion capture system registered the knee joint movement of reflective markers on the participant. The intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC3,1) and standard error of the measurement (SEM) were used to report the result of the test-retest reliability. Results:. Our test indicated moderate- to good test-retest reliability where the knee flexion of 40 degrees showed a higher reliability than 65 degrees. Conclusions: This test has the potential to be developed for use in clinics to evaluate JPS. Further research should analyse the velocity component, whether there was a learning effect, and the impact of different angles.

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2017. , p. 22
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Physiotherapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-146697OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-146697DiVA, id: diva2:1198550
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Available from: 2018-05-15 Created: 2018-04-17 Last updated: 2018-05-15Bibliographically approved

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