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The Journal of Korean Society of Community-Based Occupational Therapy Vol.7 No.1 pp.17-24
Usefulness of Smart Phone Application to Measure Cervical Range of Motion
Lee, Chun-Yeop 가야대학교 작업치료학과
Song, Hae-Yoon 인제대학교 대학원 작업치료학과
Lee, Jung-Min 인제대학교 대학원 작업치료학과
Chang, Moon-Young 인제대학교 작업치료학과
Key Words : Cervical range of motion,Goniometer,Reliability,Smart phone application


Objective : The purpose of this study was to estimate the reliability of cervical range of motion measurement in healthy adults using smart phone application and goniometer that can be easily applicated in clinical setting. Methods : The cervical range of motion was measured as the flexion, extension, right rotation, left rotation, right lateral flexion, and left lateral flexion. To measure the reliability of intra-rater and inter-rater reliability, the same examiner performed two measurements and the other examiner performed once, total measurement were performed three times. The order of tests was randomized and two examiners didn't know the results of measurements. Results : Thirty healthy adults were participated. The result of this study shows that there were are no significant differences in all movements except the right lateral flexion in comparison of average angle of smart phone application and goniometer. The intra-rater reliability of smart phone application and goniometer showed ICC as .841∼.958 and the inter-rater reliability showed ICC as .720∼.944 for all movements. Conclusion : These results suggest that smart phone application and goniometer have proven to be reliable in measuring the cervical range of motion. Smart phone application can be used as a useful tool in clinical setting due to fast and accurate measurements of cervical range of motion.
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