Reliability of a simple shoulder endurance test

Richard E. Hughes, Marjorie E. Johnson, Anne Skow, Kai Nan An, Shawn W. O'Driscoll

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Abstract

Reduced shoulder endurance in rotator cuff tear patients has been observed clinically. A simple and inexpensive shoulder endurance test protocol was developed. This study reports the test-retest reliability of the protocol. Twenty healthy volunteers without a history of shoulder pathology participated in the study. Each subject was tested twice, each on a separate day. Test-retest correlation coefficients of the arm endurance times were 0.59 and 0.60 for the dominant and nondominant sides, respectively. The protocol appears promising for assessing shoulder function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-200
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Musculoskeletal Research
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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