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

Acta Fisiátrica

View Publication Info
Field Value
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.

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

Date 2006-12-09
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Source Acta Fisiátrica; v. 13, n. 3 (2006); 147-151
Language eng
Rights Direitos autorais 2015 Acta Fisiátrica

Contact Us

The PKP Index is an initiative of the Public Knowledge Project.

For PKP Publishing Services please use the PKP|PS contact form.

For support with PKP software we encourage users to consult our wiki for documentation and search our support forums.

For any other correspondence feel free to contact us using the PKP contact form.

Find Us


Copyright © 2015-2018 Simon Fraser University Library