Schober test

Schober test

(shō'bĕr),
a measure of lumbar spine motion in which parallel horizontal lines are drawn 10 cm above and 5 cm below the lumbosacral junction in the erect subject; with maximum forward flexion, the distance between the lines increases at least 5 cm in normal patients but far less in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

Scho·ber test

(shō'ber test)
A measure of lumbar spine motion in which parallel horizontal lines are drawn 10 cm above and 5 cm below the lumbosacral junction in the erect subject; with maximum forward flexion, the distance between the lines increases at least 5 cm in normal patients but far less in patients with anklylosing spondylitis.
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For the Schober Test, marks were made on the skin 5 cm above and below the L5-S1 junction as the participants stood in a neutral position.
01) on the Schober Test and by 15 deg (95% CI 5 to 25, p < 0.
Clinical disease variables included duration of morning stiffness (in minutes), degree of spinal pain at night (as represented on a 100-mm visual-analogue scale, with 0 mm indicating the absence of pain and 100 mm the most severe pain), Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index, (16) Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Functional Index (BASFI), (17) physician's and patient's global assessment of disease activity, Schober test (cm), chest expansion (cm), and mean occiput-to-wall measurement (cm).
Her tragus-wall distance was 19 cm, occiput-wall distance was 6 cm and chin-manubriosternal distance was 3 cm while lumbarlaterally flexion were 6, 5 cm and the modified Schober test was 1,5 cm.