Association of age on cervical joint position error

Mohammad Mahtab, Alam and Alahmari, Khalid and Reddy, Ravi Shankar and Ahmad, Irshad and Kakaraparthi, Venkata Nagaraj and Alam, Mohammed (2017) Association of age on cervical joint position error. Journal of Advanced Research, 8. pp. 201-207. ISSN 2090-1232

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This study quantitatively assesses the association between age and cervical joint position error (JPE) and compares JPE between young and older asymptomatic subjects. Subjects (n = 230) ranging in age from 17 to 70 years volunteered to participate in the study. Cervical JPE was measured for all subjects with the active movement angle reproduction test in degrees using a digital inclinometer; testing was done in all cervical movement directions (flexion, extension, side-bending right and left, rotation right and left). Subjects were divided into two groups: young (n = 169, mean age: 32.4 years; range 17–49 years) and older (n = 61, mean age: 61.9 years; range 50–70 years) and JPE was compared. Pearson’s product-moment correlation coefficients were significant and positive for the association of age on cervical JPE in flexion (r = 0.71), extension (r = 0.81), side-bending right (r = 0.77), side-bending left (r = 0.84), rotation right (r = 0.84), and rotation left (r = 0.84). JPE was significantly larger (for all movement directions) in the older subject group (P < 0.001). Advancing age was significantly associated with the increasing cervical JPE and older subjects showed greater errors when compared to younger subjects.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Rehabilitation science
Divisions: College of Applied Medical Sciences > Rehabilitation science
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2017 11:44
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2017 11:44

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