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Intra- and interrater reliability of the lumbar-locked thoracic rotation test in competitive swimmers ages 10 through 18 years
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Objectives Measuring thoracic spine mobility can be of interest as it has been associated with shoulder girdle function and scapular position in subjects with and without shoulder pain. At present, no reliability data of thoracic spine mobility measurements are available in the swimming population. This study aims to evaluate the within-session intra- and interrater reliability of the lumbar-locked rotation test for thoracic spine rotation in competitive swimmers between the ages of 10 and 18 years. This reliability study is part of a larger prospective cohort study investigating potential risk factors for the development of shoulder pain in competitive swimmers. Design Within-session, intra- and inter-rater reliability. Setting Two competitive swimming clubs in Flanders, Belgium. Participants 21 competitive swimmers. Main outcome measures Intra- and inter-rater reliability of the lumbar-locked thoracic rotation test. Results Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) ranged from 0.91 (95% CI 0.78 to 0.96) to 0.96 (0.890.98) for intra-rater reliability. Results for inter-rater reliability ranged from 0.89 (0.720.95) to 0.86 (0.650.94) respectively for right and left thoracic rotation. Conclusion Results suggest good to excellent reliability of the lumbar-locked thoracic rotation test, indicating this test can be used reliably in clinical practice.
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English
Source (journal)
Physical therapy in sport. - London
Physical therapy in sport. - London
Publication
London : 2018
ISSN
1466-853X
Volume/pages
32 (2018) , p. 140-144
ISI
000438180300021
Pubmed ID
29793122
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