Ergonomical comparision between the back function tests

Muftić, Osman and Kuvalja, Slobodan and Hadjina, Julijana and Puljić, Antonia (2010) Ergonomical comparision between the back function tests. = Ergonomical comparision between the back function tests. Periodicum Biologorum, 112 (1). pp. 19-23. ISSN 0031-5362. Vrsta rada: ["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined]. Kvartili JCR: Q4 (2010). Točan broj autora: 4.

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Background and Purpose: In this study we showed a comparison between two methods of measuring the back function, because it is still unclear exactly what the back function tests actually measure. Back lifting and extension tests (isometric back extension endurance) are commonly used methods in judgment of work ability and rehabilitation. Some new devices (isokinetic apparatus) are now in us,e which could help in the more descriptive judgment of human back mechanical capacity. Material and Methods: Previous isometric measurements that we have done earlier, were used as a control group of data, but they referred to the measuring of lumbal moments which depended on pulling forces, and inclination of the trunk, as well as the age of subjects. Results: New isokinetic devices incorporate what we call today active dynamometry. In such devices servo motors and microprocessors have transformed early machines into fast and dynamic tools offering instant data analysis and reproducibility. This change in the fundamental data collection process finally sparked large scale interest in isokinetic testing. Conclusion: Using this method we found that it was possible to get results on which performance is mainly influenced by heredity and behavioral factors, i.e. it assesses the physical capacity for lifting, which means that it may prove difficult to alter isokinetic lifting capacity by interventions, thus indicating that behavioral factors may play more influential roles.

Item Type: Article (["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined])
Keywords (Croatian): adult; aged; article; back; back function test; back lifting; dynamometry; endurance; ergonomics; extension test; female; human; human experiment; intermethod comparison; isokinetic exercise; isometrics; male; normal human; patient lifting; trunk
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: 200 Department of Engineering Mechanics
Indexed in Web of Science: Yes
Indexed in Current Contents: No
Citations JCR: 0 (2.7.2015.)
Quartiles: Q4 (2010)
Citations SCOPUS: 0 (2.7.2015.)
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2015 13:12
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2015 08:35

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