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IJHSR. 2016; 6(7): 177-187


Normative Values of Modified- Modified Schober Test in Measuring Lumbar Flexion and Extension: A Cross- Sectional Study.

Komal Malik, Pallavi Sahay, Sourov Saha, Rajesh Kumar Das.

Abstract
Background: Low Back Pain is the most common musculoskeletal problem worldwide, but there is a lack of normative values based on specific population of LROM required during its evaluation. So, the purpose of this study was to find out the normative values of Modified - Modified Schober Test in measuring lumbar flexion and extension in Indian population. It is obvious that without knowing about normal values, it’s difficult to find the abnormal values.
Materials and Methods: MMST flexion and extension were measured on 200 healthy adults of 21 to 40 years, out of which 100 were males and 100 were females. Then those were divided into two strata depending on age such that strata 1 (age 21-30yrs) had 100 volunteers and strata 2 (age 31- 40 yrs) had 100 volunteers.
Results: Normative values were found to be 6.85±1.18cm for MMST flexion and 2.42±0.74 cm for MMST extension. MMST extension was statistically higher in strata 1 than strata 2. MMST flexion was statistically higher in males than females with significance sensitivity set at

Key words: Modified - Modified Schober Test, Normative Values, Lumbar Flexion, Lumbar Extension, Cross Sectional Study, Measurement.



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