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See detailInter-session, inter-tester and inter-site reproducibility of isometric trunk muscle strength measurements
Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Grosdent, Stéphanie ULg; Debois, I. et al

in Isokinetics & Exercise Science (2006), 14(4), 317-325

The purpose of this study was to investigate the inter-session, inter-tester and inter-site reproducibility of trunk muscle strength scores in flexion, extension, lateral flexion and rotation. Ten healthy ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this study was to investigate the inter-session, inter-tester and inter-site reproducibility of trunk muscle strength scores in flexion, extension, lateral flexion and rotation. Ten healthy students were tested on four apparatus with a 7-10 day break between sessions. The first two sessions were identical while the other two differed either by the tester or by the site. Furthermore, 10 patients with chronic low back dysfunction (CLBD) were assessed with the four apparatus, once only. For all tests, CV ranged from 3.4% to 7.6% and from 3.9% to 8.1% in the inter-session and inter-tester studies, respectively (p > 0.05 except for inter-session reproducibility of trunk flexor strength). Peak torque (PT) was more variable from site to site with a CV ranging from 4.2% to 12.7%, particularly in extension and left lateral flexion (p < 0.05). No statistically significant difference in the strength ratios (flexion/extension, right/left lateral-flexion and right/left rotation) were found between sessions or testers (4.9% < CV < 9.7%). The inter-site reproducibility of ratios was lower. Comparison between the CLBD patients and the healthy subjects with regard to PT normalized to body weight indicated significantly decreased performance for the former except for flexion and rotation scores in males. We conclude that in the case of healthy subjects, inter-session and inter-tester trunk strength measurements derived from these devices are reproducible. The low inter-site reproducibility suggests that caution should be exercised when interpreting findings originating from different sites. The lower extension strength scores in CLBD patients test lends some validity to the system. However, further studies focusing on reproducibility and validity of this system in CLBD patients are critical before any conclusion regarding their clinical viability may be drawn. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude de la sensibilité à la douleur : comparaison entre populations contrôle et fibromyalgique
Maquet, Didier ULg; Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg et al

in Revue du Rhumatisme (2006), 73

Introduction : Le seuil de sensibilité à la douleur (SSD) peut être apprécié à partir de la pression minimale induisant une perception nociceptive. Ce seuil s’objective aisément en pratique clinique par ... [more ▼]

Introduction : Le seuil de sensibilité à la douleur (SSD) peut être apprécié à partir de la pression minimale induisant une perception nociceptive. Ce seuil s’objective aisément en pratique clinique par une mesure dolorimétrique. Le but de ce travail consiste à comparer, à partir d’une mesure dolorimétrique, le SSD de sujets contrôles et fibromyalgiques et, d’autre part, d’établir des valeurs normatives. Patients et méthodes : Cent sujets contrôles (50 féminins et 50 masculins) et 20 patientes fibromyalgiques sont inclus dans l’étude. Le SSD des 18 points sensibles définis par le Collège Américain de Rhumatologie dans le cadre des critères de classification de la fibromyalgie est mesuré à partir d’un dolorimètre électronique. La pression transmise est augmentée graduellement au rythme de 1 kg/cm² chaque seconde et ce, jusqu’à l’apparition d’une véritable douleur, et non plus d’une simple sensibilité. Le SSD (en kg/cm²) des 9 points spécifiques bilatéraux est déterminé et un score myalgique s’établit par l’addition de ceux-ci. Un test-retest réalisé à 3 jours d’intervalle apprécie la reproductibilité intra-examinateur des SSD. Résultats : Les coefficients de variation correspondent respectivement à 17 % et 13 % chez les sujets contrôles féminins et masculins, et 24 % chez les fibromyalgiques. La reproductibilité apparaît la plus favorable pour les points « fessier » et « genou ». Les SSD s’avèrent significativement inférieurs chez les sujets contrôles féminins en comparaison des volontaires masculins (p < 0,01) et aucun effet de latéralité n’est constaté. Les SSD mesurés chez les fibromyalgiques demeurent systématiquement inférieurs (réduction de 60 %) à ceux de la population contrôle (p < 0,0001). Les SSD les plus faibles sont mesurés aux points « trapèze », « occiput », « cervical antérieur » et « 2ème côte » tant chez les sujets contrôles que fibromyalgiques. Le score myalgique atteint 20 + 7,4 kg/cm² et 49,9 kg/cm² respectivement chez les patients fibromyalgiques et chez les sujets contrôles féminins. Discussion : Une mesure dolorimétrique permet d’objectiver le SSD avec une reproductibilité satisfaisante. Ce travail démontre des valeurs de SSD particulièrement faibles chez les fibromyalgiques. De façon originale, nous objectivons, chez les sujets contrôles, particulièrement de sexe féminin, des SSD souvent inférieurs au seuil décrit par l’ACR (4 kg/cm²). Conclusion : L’établissement d’un score myalgique permet d’apprécier, à partir d’une mesure dolorimétrique, la sensibilité nociceptive et offre la possibilité d’un suivi longitudinal du patient en terme de douleur. [less ▲]

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See detailIso-inertial fatigue assessment: protocol, descriptive data and reproducibility analysis
Jidovtseff, Boris ULg; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Cordonnier, Caroline ULg et al

in Abstract Book of the 5th International Conference on Strength training (2006)

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See detailExploration isocinétique et électromyographique des fléchisseurs et extenseurs de genou : application à des populations souffrant de douleurs chroniques
Maquet, Didier ULg; Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg et al

in Abstract book de la 5ème Journée Belge d’Isocinétisme, Campus Erasme (2005, December)

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See detailRecommandations pour l'elaboration d'un bilan fonctionnel de base du patient lombalgique
Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Fauconnier, C.; Vanderthommen, Marc ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2005), 60(7-8, Jul-Aug), 661-8

This article aims to recommend easy, reproducible and valid physical tests and questionnaires to allow a functional and physical assessment of sub-acute and chronic low back pain patients. We recommend ... [more ▼]

This article aims to recommend easy, reproducible and valid physical tests and questionnaires to allow a functional and physical assessment of sub-acute and chronic low back pain patients. We recommend the pain visual analogue scale, the French translation of the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (EIFEL) and the Dallas questionnaire to appreciate pain intensity and its influence on patients' quality of life. Sorensen's test is recommended in order to assess trunk extensor muscles endurance. We suggest to measure pelvic and lumbar flexion mobility by means of the inclinometer technique. The test described by McQuade is recommended to assess abdominal muscles static endurance. [less ▲]

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See detailPressure pain thresholds of tender point sites in patients with fibromyalgia and in healthy controls
Maquet, Didier ULg; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Demoulin, Christophe ULg et al

in European Journal of Pain (London, England) (2004), 8(2), 111-117

Pressure pain threshold (PPT) is defined as the minimum force applied which induces pain. This measure has proven to be commonly useful in evaluating tenderness symptom. Our aim was to study the intra ... [more ▼]

Pressure pain threshold (PPT) is defined as the minimum force applied which induces pain. This measure has proven to be commonly useful in evaluating tenderness symptom. Our aim was to study the intra-examiner reproducibility of PPT measurement, define cutoffs in normal groups, and compare these results with patients with fibromyalgia (FM). Fifty healthy females, 50 healthy males, and 20 patients with FM participated in the study. PPTs were assessed for 18 specific tender point sites by a dolorimeter. The intra-individual coefficient of variation determined by a test-retest PPT measurement procedure with 3-days interval reached, respectively, 17% and 13% in healthy females and males, versus 24% in patients with FM PPTs were significantly lower in healthy females than in healthy males (p < 0.01). Statistical analysis failed to show any differences between the dominant and nondominant side for both normal groups. PPTs were lower over all examined areas in patients with FM than those obtained in healthy females (p < 0.000). Lower cutoff levels were calculated from normal values for all specific tender point sites. On average, 14 tender point sites in patients with FM were under the established lower cutoffs. In conclusion, pressure pain sensitivity was influenced by the anatomical localization of tender point and gender differences. Lowest PPTs were localized in trapezius, occiput, anterior cervical, and second rib. The reduction of total tender point score in patients with FM averaged 60% comparatively with normal values. PPT reproducibility and discrimination between the two groups were optimal for the gluteal and knee sites. (C) 2003 European Federation of Chapters of the International Association for the Study of Pain. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailIsokinetic strength and fatigue of the elbow flexors and extensors in sedentary women
Maquet, Didier ULg; Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; Demoulin, Christophe ULg et al

in Isokinetics & Exercise Science (2004), 12(3), 203-208

Objective. To establish the inter-session reproducibility of isokinetic concentric strength and fatigue profile of the elbow flexors and extensors in sedentary women. Methods. Forty healthy women who were ... [more ▼]

Objective. To establish the inter-session reproducibility of isokinetic concentric strength and fatigue profile of the elbow flexors and extensors in sedentary women. Methods. Forty healthy women who were physically inactive or engaged in recreational sports were included in the study. Strength was evaluated at 60 and 180 degrees/s. The fatigue protocol consisted of 30 maximal-intensity elbow flexion and extension at 180 degrees/s. Results. The extensors were stronger than flexors while no dominance effect was apparent. In addition the work output of the extensors during the fatigue protocol was larger than the flexors', the previous being more fatigue resistant. A dominance effect was observed for the extensors in the fatiguing protocol. Reproducibility expressed by the coefficient of variation was less or equal to 11%. Conclusions. This study highlights satisfactory reproducibility of isokinetic strength and fatigue parameters. The values derived may be useful for interpretation of clinical tests or characterization of pathological states in women with similar characteristics. [less ▲]

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See detailTraitement de la lombalgie chronique : intérêts du reconditionnement physique
Vanderthommen, Marc ULg; Demoulin, Christophe ULg; charlier, M. et al

in Abstract book du Symposium FNDLK – Kinésithérapie passive ou active ? (2003, October)

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See detailLa fibromyalgie : exploration fonctionnelle musculaire
Maquet, Didier ULg; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Demoulin, Christophe ULg et al

in Abstract book des Mardis de la Kinésithérapie 2003 (2003, February)

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See detailLe reconditionnement physique du lombalgique chronique fréquentant une école du dos : expérience au CHU-Liège
Charlier, Marie; Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Tomasella, Marco ULg et al

in Actes du First International Symposium of the Belgian Back Society (2002, December)

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