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Comparison of the outcome of NDI (neck disability index) and neck mobility in pre and post-test among three groups (Unit: degree)

EG-1a (n1=10)EG-2b (n2=10)CGc (n3=10)F(p)

NDIePre-test16.70±3.59d17.60±5.9214.60±4.321.06(.35)
Post-test8.50±4.0811.20±4.1513.70±4.004.05(.02)
Difff8.20±4.346.40±2.83.90±1.9614.10(<.001)
t(p)5.97(<.001)7.13(<.001)1.44(.25)

Flexion-extension rangePre-test91.55±12.4794.7±9.8495.2±7.52.38(.68)
Post-test112.35±10.08112.8±9.0896.1±10.968.90(<.001)
Diff-20.80±8.44-18.1±6.08-.90±4.627.00(<.001)
t(p)-7.79(<.001)-9.41(<.001)-.61(.55)

Left-right rotation rangePre-test112.90±15.36112.00±18.57116.2±13.48.19(.82)
Post-test128.20±10.67128.10±9.36115.3±11.175.05(.01)
Diff-15.30±9.85-16.10±14.73.90±6.647.70(<.001)
t(p)-4.90(<.001)-3.45(.01).42(.68)

Left-right lateral bending rangePre-test77.10±11.2584.5±4.9782.9±5.192.54(.09)
Post-test83.40±7.5787.7±5.2984.2±7.591.09(.34)
Diff-6.30±7.08-3.2±4.39-1.30±7.11.59(.22)
t(p)-2.81(.02)-2.30(.05)-.57(.58)

experimental group-1: integration of high-frequency heat therapy into suboccipital release

experimental group-2: suboccipital release alone

control group

mean±standard deviation

neck disability index

difference between pre- and post-test

significant difference in a comparison with the control group (p<.05)

Phys Ther Korea 2017;24:37~47 https://doi.org/10.12674/ptk.2017.24.2.037
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