(%) 303 (91) Morning stiffness (hours) 1.5 (1.2) BASFI (SD) 3.4 (2.1) Schober's test
(cm) 3.5 (1.5) Chest expansion (cm) 4.4 (2.1) Finger-floor distance (cm) 15.5 (14.6) Lateral movement (cm) 5.7 (1.2) Occiput-wall distance (cm) 3.3 (6.5) Loss of height (cm) 2.6 (3.8) Any extra spinal manifestation 194 (46) Psoriasis (%) 28 (8.4) IBD (%) 20 (6) Uveitis (%) 109 (32.6) Arthritis (%) 37 (11) Table 2.
The primary outcome measure of the study was pain intensity and the secondary outcome measures of the study were modified Schober's test
value, hand-ground distance, lumbar lateral flexion ROM for both right and left sides and the ODI.
Tragus-wall distance (TWD), modified Schober's test
(MST), and chest expansion were measured for postural assessment.
The flexibility levels of the study participants were measured before and after the Clinical Pilates education using finger-to-floor test and modified Schober's test
. Observational posture analysis and postural awareness were recorded using the scale prepared by the researchers.
Zaniewska and colleagues  described the improvement of a range of mobility in a lumbar spine in a group of 30 patients evaluated via Schober's test
For this test I have used the Schober's Test
which measures the lumbar spine's flexion.
(8) to assess the Lumbar spina l mobility, Occiput-wall distance to assess the cervical spinal mobility and Finger-floor distance to assess the Thoraco- Lumbar spinal mobility was done in each of the patients.
Demographic characteristics, disease duration, treatments, physical examination findings (neck circumference, occiput-to-wall distance, Schober's test
, and chest expansion) were documented for each patient.
On physical examination, the modified Schober's test
and chest expansion were both 2 cm, while the occiput-to-wall distance was 13 cm.
The modified lumbar Schober's test
yielded a result of 5 cm, and chest expansion during maximum inspiration was 1 cm.
Spinal mobility was assessed by the measurement of the tragus-wall distance (TWD), a modified Schober's test
, lateral spinal flexion, intermalleolar distance, and cervical rotation to evaluate the present status and progression of the disease with the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index (BASMI).
The Schober's test
measurement was 2 cm, chest expansion was 2.5 cm, and lumbar spinal motions were limited in all directions.