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A randomised cross over study to evaluate the performance of a novel ankle dorsiflexion measurement device for novice users

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, July 2018
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Title
A randomised cross over study to evaluate the performance of a novel ankle dorsiflexion measurement device for novice users
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Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13047-018-0286-x
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Authors

Peter R. Worsley, Caitlan Conington, Holly Stuart, Alice Patterson, Dan L. Bader

Abstract

The ankle joint is a common site of musculoskeletal pathology. Measurement of its functional range of motion is a primary indicator for rehabilitation outcomes in therapy settings. The present study was designed to assess reliability and validity of a new standardised method using a D-Flex device to assess ankle range of motion. A cohort of 20 healthy volunteers were recruited to measure the weight-bearing ankle range of motion using three assessment tools, namely, a goniometer, inclinometer and the D-Flex measurement devices. Repeated measures were performed both between and within observers for each device over a 48 h period. Performance evaluation of each device and their reliability was assessed using intra-class correlation coefficients and Bland and Altman plots. Although significant correlations (p < 0.05) were observed between devices, there were large mean differences in ankle range of motion values ranging from 4.3°-15.7°. The D-flex produced the highest inter- and intra-rater reliability (ICCs 0.76-0.95), compared to values of 0.55-0.85 and 0.32-0.71 for the goniometer and inclinometer, respectively. The Bland and Altman plots revealed a low mean observer difference for the D-Flex (mean difference = 0.7°), with the vast majority of data coincident within the 95% confidence intervals. For both the goniometer and inclinometer mean differences were higher, with values of 3.1° and 5.7° respectively. The results of the present study provide evidence to support the use of the D-Flex system as a valid, portable, and easy to use alternative to the weight-bearing lunge test when assessing ankle dorsiflexion ROM in healthy participants.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 33%
Student > Bachelor 2 17%
Unspecified 2 17%
Student > Postgraduate 1 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 8%
Other 2 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 4 33%
Sports and Recreations 4 33%
Unspecified 3 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 8%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 October 2018.
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#2,162,453
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Outputs from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#202
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#64,359
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