Normative reference scores for Rebound Test among young asymptomatic individuals: A Normative Research
Materials and methods: Fifty young asymptomatic subjects consist of 31 females and 19 males were recruited by doing convenience sampling for the cross-sectional study. After the anthropometric measurements, procedure of rebound test was explained to the participants. To check the Rebound test, participants were asked to sit on the chair with no arm rest and asked to do 90 degree elbow flexion. Resistance would be given by the Investigator over distal end of forearm. Jerky and small amplitude elbow flexion movement was seen, after releasing the resistance. The mean of three readings were used to estimate the Rebound test acuity. To find the normality, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was used. Independent T-test was used to find comparison between males and females demographic details and RT values. Result: Overall mean value of age with 95% of confidence interval is 20.2 (19.7-20.7 years). Mean value with 95% of confidence interval of height of overall sample is 160.7 (158.6-162.9cm). Mean value with 95% CI of weight of overall sample size is 55.4 (36-75 kg), mean value of BMI of overall sample size including males and females both is 21.4 (14.8-28.7 kg/m2). Overall mean value for RT in right and left UE are 35.9 (32.7-39) (7.1- 57.4 cm), and 39.9 ± 11.6 cm (9.1- 63.9 cm) respectively shown in table 5.2.Overall mean value for RT in right and left UE are 35.9 (7.1- 57.4 cm), and 39.9 (9.1- 63.9 cm) respectively. Mean values of RT of right and left UE in males are 37.8 (29.-48.1cm), and 42.8 (31.8-60 cm) respectively. Mean values of RT of right and left UE in females are 34.6 (7.0-57.4cm), and 38.0 (overall range of 9.1-63) respectively. No statistical difference (p value->0.005) between males and females RT values was found.