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Table 7 Correlation with the Abdominal trunk muscle strength measured by the device in the 21 patients of the LBP group

From: Abdominal trunk muscle weakness and its association with chronic low back pain and risk of falling in older women

  Mean ± SD Correlations with abdominal trunk muscle strength
Rp value P value
Abdominal trunk muscle strength measured by the device (kPa) 5.1 ± 2.4
VAS for CLBP 45.6 ± 15.4 −0.15 0.52
The dimensions of JOABPEQ    
Scores for pain-related disorders 64.6 ± 27.6 0.40 0.07
Scores for lumbar spine dysfunction 68.1 ± 15.7 0.12 0.60
Scores for gait disturbance 62.9 ± 26.5 0.16 0.50
Scores for social life function 62.8 ± 14.1 −0.35 0.13
Scores for psychological disorders 52.6 ± 14.0 − 0.19 0.42
  1. SD standard deviation, VAS visual analog scale, CLBP chronic low back pain, JOABPEQ the Japanese Orthopaedic Association Back Pain Evaluation Questionnaire