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SPARQ and Core Proprioception

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Logan College of Chiropractic Identifier:
First received: October 22, 2008
Last updated: October 27, 2008
Last verified: October 2008
The purpose of this investigation is to determine the relationship of core stability to core proprioception

Condition Intervention
Core Strength
Other: No Intervention

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Official Title: The Relationship of Core Stability to Core Proprioception

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Logan College of Chiropractic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mcgill sidebridge test proprioception testing SPARQ testing [ Time Frame: Two testing sessions one week apart. ]

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: October 2008
Primary Completion Date: October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Group 1
male & female college students ages 20 to 50, asymptomatic normals
Other: No Intervention
male & female college students ages 20 to 50, asymptomatic normals

Detailed Description:
As no previous research has been reported correlating the SPARQtm method of athletic performance with the McGill Side Bridge test and core joint position error, this study is designed as a pilot. The subject's core stability will be measured with the SPARQtm method of athletic performance and the McGill Side Bridge test for core stability. Core proprioception will be determined using the standard test for proprioception, Joint Position Error (JPE) testing, with the Skill Technologies motion capture device. All participants will receive the SPARQtm method of athletic performance testing, the McGill Side Bridge test for core stability and the core joint position error tests twice, one week apart.

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
asymptomatic normals

Inclusion Criteria:

  • college student, staff, or faculty members;
  • History of thoracic / lumbar injuries for inclusion into the injured group.
  • No history of thoracic / lumbar injuries for inclusion into the normal group.
  • Ages 20 to 50
  • History of previous athletic performance.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous lower extremity injury, surgery, visual or vestibular condition affecting balance
  • Current acute illness that have an adverse effect on balance or core strength
  • Local infection, injury or other malignancy
  • Any unstable joints of the lower extremity or spine
  • Any Spinal manipulation within 48 hours
  • Prescription medication or supplement that affects blood pressure
  • Pregnancy
  • Diagnosis of severe hypertension (200-161/120-100 mmHg)
  • Incapable of exercise for 15 minutes without hortness of breath
  • Heart failure, kidney diseases and mental disorders
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00780130

United States, Missouri
Logan College of Chiropractic
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States, 63006
Sponsors and Collaborators
Logan College of Chiropractic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Dennis Enix, Logan College of Chiropractic Identifier: NCT00780130     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RD1028080161
Study First Received: October 22, 2008
Last Updated: October 27, 2008 processed this record on April 26, 2017