Comparative study on the cervical range of motion in elderly individuals with different fitness levels

Acta Fisiátrica

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Comparative study on the cervical range of motion in elderly individuals with different fitness levels
 
Creator Carvalho, Cristiano Oliveira de
Magalhães, Denis Aron dos Santos
Silva Junior, José Alberto Alves
Bicalho, Luis Flávio Horta
Costa, Ana Paula Bitarães
Costa, Leonardo Oliveira Pena
Figueiredo, Vânia Ferreira de
 
Subject Range of motion, cervical spine, elderly.

 
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Introduction: The aim of this study was to analyze and compare the cervical range of motion (ROM) in elderly people with different fitness levels. Methods: Forty asymptomatic volunteers aged between 60-75 years old were recruited and classified based on their respective fitness level. The volunteers were then submitted to the measurement of cervical ROM with the Cervical Range of Motion (CROM) inclinometer by a blinded examiner. An intrarater reliability test was also performed to evaluate the examiner’s reproducibility. Results: There were no significant differences regarding flexion and extension movements in both groups. The lateral right and left flexion and right and left rotation were statistically higher in the fitness group compared to thesedentary individuals. Conclusion: We concluded that the fitness level can be beneficial to preserve cervical ROM in elderly people.
 
Publisher Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina
 
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Date 2006-12-09
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://www.revistas.usp.br/actafisiatrica/article/view/102738
 
Source Acta Fisiátrica; v. 13, n. 3 (2006); 147-151
2317-0190
0104-7795
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://www.revistas.usp.br/actafisiatrica/article/view/102738/100993
 
Rights Direitos autorais 2015 Acta Fisiátrica
 

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