E-BABE- Developing The Evidence For Kinesiology-style Manual Muscle Testing: Designing And Implementing A Series Of Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies | 14405
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Kinesiology-style manual muscle testing (kMMT) is used to assess neuromusculoskeletal integrity. Some kMMT
techniques assess a patient?s response to semantic stimuli. A muscle was able to resist significantly more force following true
statements compared to false statements. However, the clinical utility of kMMT has not yet been firmly established. Therefore, the
aim of these studies was to estimate the accuracy of kMMT to distinguish true from false statements under varying conditions.
Practitioners who routinely use kMMT and kMMT-na?ve test patients (TPs) were recruited. In all 3 studies TPs were
shown pictures on a computer, and were instructed to make simple true or false statements about the picture, after which the
kMMT was performed. Study 1 included 48 unique practitioner-TP pairs, whereas study 2 included 20 pairs, and study 3, 20 TPs.
In studies 1 and 2, each practitioner performed 40 kMMTs. In study 3, the influence of the practitioner was removed and replaced
by a handle-held dynamometer.
kMMT when performed by a practitioner may be useful at distinguishing true from false statements, whereas a
dynamometer is not.
Anne M. Jensen is a Clinical Researcher and a Published Author on emotional healing and stress reduction. She is currently completing her Ph.D.
through the University of Oxford in the UK where she is studying the effects of nonconscious beliefs. She also maintains a private practice consulting
with people from around the world, where the focus of her practice is mind body wellness.
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