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Title: Intra-rater reliability of determining positions of cervical spinous processes and measuring their relative distances
Authors : Ernst, Markus
Sommer, Bettina
Meichtry, André
Bauer, Christoph
Published in : BMC Research Notes
Volume(Issue) : 12
Issue : 265
Publisher / Ed. Institution : BioMed Central
Issue Date: 2019
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Bony landmark; Cervical spine; Reliability; Spinous process
Subject (DDC) : 616.7: Diseases of musculoskeletal system and orthopaedics
Abstract: A reliable detection of bony landmarks of the spine is necessary in order to determine rigid bodies and to reduce the variability of marker placement in a movement laboratory setting. In a first study on the thoracic and lumbar spine, we demonstrated that placing markers on their relative positions between two major landmarks was superior to palpation of specific bony landmarks. The aims of this study were to examine the intra-rater reliability when palpating for spinous processes (SPs) of the second (C2) and seventh cervical vertebrae (C7), to determine the distances between C2 and C7 and the relative position of C7 along the length between C2 and the posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS) level.
Departement: Health Professions
Organisational Unit: Institute of Physiotherapy (IPT)
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-3257
ISSN: 1756-0500
Published as part of the ZHAW project : Valedo Nackentherapie
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