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Keywords : stick test on shoulders

Building a test for the detection of scoliosis among primary school students in the city of Mosul

Omar Thanon; sayaf Azaat

Al-Rafidain Journal For Sport Sciences, 2019, Volume 22, Issue 69, Pages 92-104
DOI: 10.33899/rajsport.2019.163018

The research aims at the following :
-          Design and construction of a test to detect deformity of the scoliosis among primary school pupils in the city of Mosul .
-          Develop standard grades and levels for the detection of scoliosis in primary school students in Mosul .
           The researchers used the descriptive method in the survey style due to its suitability to the nature of the research problem. The researchers examined ( 3634 ) students of primary school pupils in the city of Mosul and found 225 pupils with scoliosis. The sample consisted of 100 pupils. As for the application sample, 125 cases of deformation were discovered in the pupils .The researchers used the following statistical means (arithmetic mean, standard deviation, torsion coefficient, percentage, simple correlation coefficient, sigma 6 and Kays square) .
The researchers reacheded the following conclusions :

As a result of the use of scientific methods used, a test method was found to detect deformity of scoliosis. It has a good scientific basis based on trustworthiness, objective stability and natural distribution. It is the “stick on the shoulders detection test”.
A table of standard levels and standard scores for the test was obtained.
The approved test was based on natural distribution.

The researchers recommend the following:

Adopting the test which achieved the scientific foundations of trustworthiness, consistency, objectivity and natural distribution in detecting deformity of the scoliosis among primary school students.
Relying on the standard table reached in the research in assessing and evaluating the level of deformity of pupils' scoliosis.
The use of this test and its application by school administrations and physical education teacher at the beginning of the academic year and in the middle of the academic year to see the status of pupils and for continuous follow-up.