Can one FMS test predict the final score?

Written by Brandon Bennett Thursday, May 29, 2014 FMS Research

 

 


 

Outline of Dr. Butler's Research Review

Dr. Butler, Duke University, discusses recent research on the factor structure of the FMS composite score to determine is there a single test that best explains the composite score.

I. Motivation

A. What goes into a FMS composite score

B. Numerous ways to get a given score

C. What is the sum score and is there a single factor that can be done to identify that sum score

II. Subjects

A. Large cohort of Marine officer candidates, male and female

B. Full FMS Test

C. Full Musculoskeletal examination

III. Analysis

A. Which of the 7 Tests predicted the composite score when pain was present

B. Which of the 7 Tests predicted the composite score when pain was not present

IV. Findings

A. Deep Squat explains 17% of the variance in the composite score

B. Shoulder Mobility explains 21% of the variance in the composite score

C. The composite score isn’t always the same

D. We need to look at all individual scores compared to composite score

V. How does this impact daily life

A. Place attention on composite score but remember what makes it up

B. Don’t forget 0s, 1s, Asymmetries

C. Composite score is important, but has many different movement profiles

D. Individual test scores are equally important and independent


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