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Article: Maximal isometric muscle strength of the cervical spine in healthy volunteers

TitleMaximal isometric muscle strength of the cervical spine in healthy volunteers
Authors
Issue Date2002
PublisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://cre.sagepub.com
Citation
Clinical Rehabilitation, 2002, v. 16 n. 7, p. 772-779 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: To describe the maximal isometric neck muscle strength in healthy Chinese volunteers, in six different directions, as measured by a Multi Cervical Rehabilitation Unit. Design: A standardized cross-sectional observational study. Setting: A university rehabilitation unit. Subjects: Ninety-one healthy volunteers aged 20-84. Methods: During the measurement the subject was instructed to do three consecutive steady contractions as hard as possible, with a 10-second rest in between each contraction and a 2-minute rest between different directions. The peak isometric strength for each of the six directions (flexion, extension, lateral flexions, protraction and retraction) was calculated. Resutts: No significant difference was found in muscle strength between different age groups. Isometric muscle strength in the direction of right lateral flexion was significantly greater than that to the left in men (p = 0.030), but no difference was found in women (p = 0.297). Isometric strength in all directions in men was 1.2-1.7 times that in women (all p < 0.028). Correlations between physical measurements (height and weight) and strength values were all insignificant in both genders. Conclusion: Men have approximately 20-70% greater isometric neck muscle strength than women. Both men and women can maintain high levels of cervical muscle strength in six different directions up to their seventh decade. There is no significant correlation between physical measurements and isometric neck muscle strength.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86754
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.403
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.149
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dc.contributor.authorChiu, TTWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHedley, AJen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:20:54Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:20:54Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationClinical Rehabilitation, 2002, v. 16 n. 7, p. 772-779en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0269-2155en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86754-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To describe the maximal isometric neck muscle strength in healthy Chinese volunteers, in six different directions, as measured by a Multi Cervical Rehabilitation Unit. Design: A standardized cross-sectional observational study. Setting: A university rehabilitation unit. Subjects: Ninety-one healthy volunteers aged 20-84. Methods: During the measurement the subject was instructed to do three consecutive steady contractions as hard as possible, with a 10-second rest in between each contraction and a 2-minute rest between different directions. The peak isometric strength for each of the six directions (flexion, extension, lateral flexions, protraction and retraction) was calculated. Resutts: No significant difference was found in muscle strength between different age groups. Isometric muscle strength in the direction of right lateral flexion was significantly greater than that to the left in men (p = 0.030), but no difference was found in women (p = 0.297). Isometric strength in all directions in men was 1.2-1.7 times that in women (all p < 0.028). Correlations between physical measurements (height and weight) and strength values were all insignificant in both genders. Conclusion: Men have approximately 20-70% greater isometric neck muscle strength than women. Both men and women can maintain high levels of cervical muscle strength in six different directions up to their seventh decade. There is no significant correlation between physical measurements and isometric neck muscle strength.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://cre.sagepub.comen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Rehabilitationen_HK
dc.rightsClinical Rehabilitation. Copyright © Sage Publications Ltd.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen_HK
dc.subject.meshAnalysis of Varianceen_HK
dc.subject.meshCervical Vertebrae - physiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshIsometric Contraction - physiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshNeck Muscles - physiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshPhysical Endurance - physiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshRange of Motion, Articular - physiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshReference Valuesen_HK
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen_HK
dc.titleMaximal isometric muscle strength of the cervical spine in healthy volunteersen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailHedley, AJ:hrmrajh@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1191/0269215502cr552oaen_HK
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dc.identifier.volume16en_HK
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