Skip to main content

Table 5 Differences in scores between patients with neck pain and healthy controls*

From: The intra- and inter-rater reliability of five clinical muscle performance tests in patients with and without neck pain

Examiner A - First assessment Control (n = 30) Patient (n = 31) P-value for group difference†
JPE Rotation, cm 0.40 (0.17) 0.49 (0.31) 0.175
JPE Flexion, cm 0.52 (0.30) 0.66 (0.49) 0.186
JPE Extension, cm 0.58 (0.29) 0.71 (0.50) 0.225
CCFT, mmHg 27.67 (3.2) 24.32 (3.0) >0.000
Neck flexor muscle endurance (supine), sec 37.20 (19.8) 30.97 (27.0) 0.309
Neck flexor muscle endurance (sitting 45°), sec 122.10 (74.6) 82.77 (86.0) 0.062
Neck extensor test, sec 40.77 (32.7) 33.39 (23.5) 0.314
Examiner B - First assessment Control (n = 30) Patient (n = 31) P-value for group difference
JPE Rotation, cm 0.36 (0.19) 0.53 (0.28) 0.007
JPE Flexion, cm 0.46 (0.30) 0.50 (0.38) 0.126
JPE Extension, cm 0.44 (0.20) 0.66 (0.46) 0.023
CCFT, mmHg 27.47 (2.6) 23.87 (3.1) >0.000
Neck flexor muscle endurance (supine), sec 42.70 (21.8) 33.65 (42.5) 0.301
Neck flexor muscle endurance (sitting 45°), sec 95.60 (42.3) 75.00 (68.83) 0.166
Neck extensor test, sec 45.13 (29.4) 31.77 (19.9) 0.042
  1. Cm = centimeters, mmHg = millimeters mercury, sec = seconds, JPE = Joint position error, CCFT = Cranio-Cervical Flexion Test. *Values are the mean ± SD. † P values are based on 2-sample independent t-tests. Bold numbers = P values less than 0.05.