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Reliability and Precision of Hip Proprioception Methods in Healthy Individuals

Benjaminse, Anne (2008) Reliability and Precision of Hip Proprioception Methods in Healthy Individuals. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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The underlying risk factors for female anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are likely multifactorial. Poor neuromuscular and biomechanical control of the lower limb appears to be a primary contributor to the female ACL injury mechanism. Neuromuscular and biomechanical characteristics of the hip may significantly contribute to lower extremity function, since hip position and motion has been found to influence knee position and loads. Afferent proprioceptive signals from mechanoreceptors in the ACL play a vital role in dynamic joint stability of the knee. The same principle is valid for maintaining dynamic stability of the hip, however there has been limited research examining proprioception of the hip. Prior to investigating the contribution of hip proprioception to knee injuries, the reliability and precision of the desired hip proprioception methods must be established. The goal of this study was to establish the intersession and intrasession reliability and precision of threshold to detect passive motion, force sense and active joint position sense tests of the hip in healthy individuals. The results of this study indicate that a reliable and precise method of measuring hip threshold to detect passive motion (TTDPM) has been established. Further investigation is warranted to develop reliable and precise measurement methods for force sense (FS) and active joint position sense (JPS) measurements of the hip.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Benjaminse, Anneanb87@pitt.eduANB87
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairSell, Timothy
Committee MemberHouse, Anthony Jajh55@pitt.eduAJH55
Committee MemberAbt, John
Committee MemberLephart, Scott
Date: 19 May 2008
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 14 April 2008
Approval Date: 19 May 2008
Submission Date: 16 April 2008
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: force sense; hip; joint position sense; precision; proprioception; reliability; threshold to detect passive motion
Other ID:, etd-04162008-084059
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:37
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:40


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