Fingertip-to-floor test and straight leg raising test: validity, responsiveness, and predictive value in patients with acute/subacute low back pain.

@article{Ekedahl2012FingertiptofloorTA,
  title={Fingertip-to-floor test and straight leg raising test: validity, responsiveness, and predictive value in patients with acute/subacute low back pain.},
  author={Harald Ekedahl and Bo J{\"o}nsson and Richard B Frobell},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2012},
  volume={93 12},
  pages={2210-5}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the validity over time of the fingertip-to-floor test (FTF) and the straight leg raising test (SLR) using the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ) and correlation coefficient (r), and to assess the predictive value of factors related to the change in RMDQ over 12 months using multivariate regression analysis. DESIGN Longitudinal study. SETTING Outpatient physical therapy clinic. PARTICIPANTS Subjects (N=65) with acute/subacute low back pain (≤13 wk of… CONTINUE READING
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