Reliability of a simple shoulder endurance test

Richard E. Hughes, Marjorie E. Johnson, Anne Skow, Kai Nan An, Shawn W. O'Driscoll

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Reduced shoulder endurance in rotator cuff tear patients has been observed clinically. A simple and inexpensive shoulder endurance test protocol was developed. This study reports the test-retest reliability of the protocol. Twenty healthy volunteers without a history of shoulder pathology participated in the study. Each subject was tested twice, each on a separate day. Test-retest correlation coefficients of the arm endurance times were 0.59 and 0.60 for the dominant and nondominant sides, respectively. The protocol appears promising for assessing shoulder function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-200
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Musculoskeletal Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999


  • Endurance
  • Functional assessment
  • Rotator cuff
  • Shoulder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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