Journal article

An Exploration of the Relationship Between Back Muscle Endurance and Familial, Physical, Lifestyle, and Psychosocial Factors in Adolescents and Young Adults

Amity C Campbell, Andrew M Briggs, Peter B O'Sullivan, Anne J Smith, Angus F Burnett, Penny Moss, Leon M Straker

Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy | J O S P T | Published : 2011


STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional investigation. OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between back muscle endurance (BME) and a range of familial, physical, lifestyle, and psychosocial variables in adolescents and young adults. BACKGROUND: There is evidence that low back pain interventions which focus on improved BME are effective. However, the mechanisms associated with BME performance in adolescents and young adults are largely unclear. In particular, the potential familial relationship between parents and their children remains unexplored. METHODS: This study utilized a subset of participants from the Joondalup Spinal Health Study cohort. One hundred nine children (47 boys, 62 girls) and 10..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for this study was provided by internal grants awarded from Curtin University and Edith Cowan University. The staff employed for the data collection and analysis (Deborah Metcalf; Tara Boylan, Dhruv Govil, Katherine Hebiton, Hwin Loy, Jay Shian-Tan, Melanie Wade, Wee Wing Kuen, Stephanie Wilson, Teresa Briggs) and from the Survey Research Centre at Edith Cowan University (Vicki Graham) are also gratefully acknowledged, along with all the participating families. Dr Andrew Briggs, Dr Anne Smith, and Professor Leon Straker were supported by fellowships awarded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.