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.
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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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Modified Schober test: was applied to evaluate the flexion/extension range of motion (ROM) of lumbar spine.Each patient was in standing position, the reference line for lumber ROM was the junction of dents of venus on the lower back.
The Modified-Modified Schober Test for range of motion assessment of lumbar flexion in patients with low back pain: a study of criterion validity, intra- and inter-rater reliability and minimum metrically detectable change.
There were no significant differences in Modified Schober Test, the distance between fingertips and floor, and chest expansion between the groups.
Mobility of the lumbar spine was assessed based on a modified Schober test, fingertip-to-floor distance and lateral flexion of the lumbar spine.
Anthropometric parameters (hand-ground distance, occiput-wall distance, Schober test, chest expansion) and disease activity indices Bath AS disease activity index (BASDAI), Bath AS functional index (BASFI) were evaluated.
On physical examination he had a normal Schober test and chest expansion.
(30) reported spinal mobility indices were the most powerful predictors of functional loss in AS patients, (2), (28) whereas disease activity and metrologic index scores (particularly the modified Schober test) were the strongest variables predicting functional disability.
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.
All of the patients were divided into two groups as late onset and early onset and were compared in terms of: (1) epidemiological data (age, duration of disease, delay in diagnosis, smoking habit); (2) gender, HLAB27; (3) clinical features (initial symptom, clinical form, extra articular involvement, etc.); (4) physical examination and anthropometric measurements (chest expansion, Schober test, hand-to-floor distance, occiput-to-wall distance); (5) disease activity parameters (Bath AS disease activity index [BASDAI], Bath AS functional index [BASFI]); and (6) drug usage.
Clinical, laboratory and radiological characteristics of patients with ankylosing spondylitis Mean [+ or -] SD Min-Max Age, years 37.4[+ or -]11.1 19-68 Disease duration, years 11.9[+ or -]6.1 3-30 Morning stiffness, min 39.1[+ or -]36.8 0-120 Spinal pain, 100 mm VAS 38[+ or -]23 0-80 Modified Schober test, cm 2.1[+ or -]1.4 1-5 CRP level, mg/l 13.4[+ or -]10.6 3-48 ESR, mm/h 27.7[+ or -]17.0 6-74 Sacroiliac score (0-8) 6.2[+ or -]1.7 4-8 Lateral spine score (0-8) 4.1[+ or -]3.0 0-8 SD: Standard deviation, VAS: Visual analog scale, CRP: C-reactive protein, ESR: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate,, Min-Max: Minimum-Maximum