Reliability of the Modified-Modified Schober Method of Measuring Lumbar Range of Motion
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
John L. Echternach
Martha L. Walker
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Special Collections LD4331.P45 M37
The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of the Modified-modified Schober (MMS) method of measuring lumbar flexion and extension on subjects with low back pain. Thirty patients (19 females, 11 males) between the ages of 18 to 61 years (mean=40.0, SD=l 1.7) were measured by two physical therapists who each had six years of orthopedic experience.
Each subject was evaluated twice, in random order, by each tester using the MMS method. Trials 1 and 2 were used to calculate intratester reliability for each tester and intertester reliability was calculated between the two testers. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) for intratester reliability during flexion were .98 and .93 for tester 1 and 2, respectively. ICCs for intratester reliability during extension were .96 and .91 for tester 1 and 2, respectively. Intertester reliability was .93 and .83 for lumbar flexion and extension, respectively.
The MMS method appears to be a reliable method of measuring lumbar flexion and extension in patients with low back pain.
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Mariano, Mira H..
"Reliability of the Modified-Modified Schober Method of Measuring Lumbar Range of Motion"
(1997). Master of Science (MS), Thesis, Rehabilitation Sciences, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/fzx0-ek86