Effect of age on Cervicocephalic Kinesthetic Sensibility

Reddy, Ravi Shankar Y and Maiya, Arun G and Rao, Sharath Kumar (2011) Effect of age on Cervicocephalic Kinesthetic Sensibility. International Journal of Current Research and Review, 3 (6). pp. 42-48.

[img] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (130kB) | Request a copy


Background: The ageing process is important factor related to proprioception. Age-related reduction in proprioception in weight-bearing joints, such as the knee or ankle joint, of asymptomatic adults has been documented extensively. However, no age related increases in cervical repositioning error were reported in asymptomatic adults Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the effect of age on cervical position sense Materials and methods: 150 asymptomatic young adults (age range, 20–60 years) were recruited in to the study. The subjects were divided in to four groups i.e. 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years and 50- 60 years. The subjects were measured for reposition errors (degrees) by the Cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility tests, which include Head-to-Neutral Head Position (NHP) repositioning tests and Head-to- Target repositioning tests with Cervical Range of Motion (CROM) Device. The two repositioning tests were performed in the sagital, transverse, and frontal planes. Results: The results of one way ANOVA showed there is significant difference between the groups (P<0.001) in both the Head to Neutral Head Position testing and Head to Target Repositioning tests. There showed increasing errors with increasing age. Conclusion: As age increases cervicocephalic kinesthetic sensibility decreases

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Neck proprioception; Neck repositioning test; Aging
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 09:53
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2012 09:53
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77689

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item