Comparison of older Mexican American upper extremity reach capabilities to older Anglo Americans

Odi Mike Ikpe, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

The study aimed to investigate if there are upper extremity reach capability differences in older Mexican Americans and older Anglo Americans. The subjects were recruited and corresponded to the 2000 census track. Upper extremity reach capability was determined by analysis of 20 range of motion variables. A MANOVA analysis utilizing SPSS software was performed with age, gender and ethnicity as independent variables while height and 20 range of motion anthropometric measurements servings as dependent variables (responses). Ethnicity as a function of age was found to be significant in height, horizontal distance from buttock to hand, rotation of head to the right and left, extension and flexion of the head, lateral and medial rotation of shoulder, abduction and adduction of the shoulder, extension of the shoulder and flexion of elbow at 5% alpha levels.^

Subject Area

Health Sciences, Recreation

Recommended Citation

Ikpe, Odi Mike, "Comparison of older Mexican American upper extremity reach capabilities to older Anglo Americans" (2009). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1468297.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1468297

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