Correlation between Lumbar Extensor Muscle Endurance and Lumbar Proprioception

Reddy, Ravi Shankar and Goparaju, Suma and Sanghvi, Priyam and Vaza, Yagnik (2012) Correlation between Lumbar Extensor Muscle Endurance and Lumbar Proprioception. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 2 (1). pp. 20-26.

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Abstract

Background: There appears a relationship between lumbar extensor muscle strength and proprioception. No studies have yet been done to prove if there is correlation between lumbar proprioception and endurance. Therefore the objective of the study is to determine the correlation between lumbar extensor endurance and proprioception. Methods: 60 subjects (30 females and 30 males) with mean age of 22.2 ±3.2 years were recruited for the study. The subjects were assessed for Neutral Position Sense (NPS) and Target Reposition Sense (TRS) as a measure of lumbar proprioception. The reposition errors were recorded using the bubble inclinometer in degrees. Following which the lumbar extensor endurance was recorded in seconds while the subjects were made to adapt leg prone lying and were asked to maintain the position for as long as possible. Results: A Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient was computed to assess the relationship between the lumbar extensor endurance and lumbar proprioception. There was a moderate negative correlation between lumbar extensor endurance and lumbar proprioception in both the neutral position sense (r = -.625, n=60, p<0.001) and the target position sense (r = -.567, n=60, p<0.001). Conclusion: There is moderate negative correlation between lumbar extensor endurance and lumbar proprioception

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Proprioception, Lumbar spine, Muscle endurance
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 09:51
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2012 09:51
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77688

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