Traditionally, clinicians assess head-neck posture using radiography and sophisticated equipment. The Electronic Head Posture Instrument (EHPI) is a simple and convenient device developed to help clinicians measure the head-neck posture of patients with long-term mechanical neck pain. In this study, we evaluated the accuracy and usefulness of the EHPI and investigated the relationship between subjective pain intensity, head-neck posture, and disability by means of a questionnaire. The results showed that the instrument is useful for clinicians to assess patients with long-term mechanical neck pain and that poor head-neck posture is positively related to neck disability and pain intensity.
Volume 47 Number 9, 2010
Pages 911 — 918
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