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Table 5 Comparison of studies reporting Mean Endurance Times (seconds) for Biering-Sørenson Muscular Endurance Test in healthy individuals and low back pain populations.

From: Assessment of neuromuscular and haemodynamic activity in individuals with and without chronic low back pain

  Healthy Low Back Pain
  Males Females Combined Males Females Combined
Biering-Sørenson (1984) 198 197   163 177  
Nicolaisen & Jørgensen (1985) 184 [59] 219 [33]   148 [61] 146 [62]  
Jørgensen & Nicolaisen (1987) 184 (70–240)    148 (45–240)   
McQuade et al. (1988)       35.1
Holmström et al. (1992) 171.5 (119–266)    137.5 (21–253)   
Alantra et al. (1994)     98 89  
Moreland et al. (1997) 101 (54–56)      
McGill et al. (1999) 146 [51] 189 [60] 171 [60]    
Payne et al. (2000) 112.8 {4.1} 117.2 {4.8}   77.5 {9.5} 92.5  
McKeon et al (2006) 124 212   115 106  
  1. Note: ( ) Reported ranges, [ ] Standard Deviations, { } Standard Error Adapted from [24]