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Reliability in the parameterization of the functional reach test in elderly stroke patients: a pilot study.

Merchán-Baeza JA, González-Sánchez M, Cuesta-Vargas AI - Biomed Res Int (2014)

Bottom Line: FRT measure is  12.75±2.06 cm.Intersubject reliability values range from 0.821 (time to return initial position (lumbar sensor)) to 0.883 (lumbosacral maximum angular displacement).FRT's reliability was 0.987 (0.983-0.992) and 0.983 (0.979-0.989) intersubject and intrasubject, respectively.

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Affiliation: Departamento de Psiquiatría y Fisioterapia, Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga (IBIMA), Universidad de Málaga, 29071 Málaga, Spain.

ABSTRACT

Background: Postural instability is one of the major complications found in stroke survivors. Parameterising the functional reach test (FRT) could be useful in clinical practice and basic research.

Objectives: To analyse the reliability, sensitivity, and specificity in the FRT parameterisation using inertial sensors for recording kinematic variables in patients who have suffered a stroke.

Design: Cross-sectional study. While performing FRT, two inertial sensors were placed on the patient's back (lumbar and trunk).

Participants: Five subjects over 65 who suffer from a stroke.

Measurements: FRT measures, lumbosacral/thoracic maximum angular displacement, maximum time of lumbosacral/thoracic angular displacement, time return initial position, and total time. Speed and acceleration of the movements were calculated indirectly.

Results: FRT measure is  12.75±2.06 cm. Intrasubject reliability values range from 0.829 (time to return initial position (lumbar sensor)) to 0.891 (lumbosacral maximum angular displacement). Intersubject reliability values range from 0.821 (time to return initial position (lumbar sensor)) to 0.883 (lumbosacral maximum angular displacement). FRT's reliability was 0.987 (0.983-0.992) and 0.983 (0.979-0.989) intersubject and intrasubject, respectively.

Conclusion: The main conclusion could be that the inertial sensors are a tool with excellent reliability and validity in the parameterization of the FRT in people who have had a stroke.

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fig3: Performing of FRT.

Mentions: Functional reach test (FRT) or Duncan's test (Duncan 1990) was performed. During execution, the subjects carried two inertial sensors, one was placed at the level of L5-S1 (lumbar) and the other in T7 (trunk) (Figure 3). Two researchers monitored the implementation of the test and performed the analysis of the results independently. Under the supervision of individual researchers, the test was performed three times, considering the average of the last two repetitions the measure of the FRT.


Reliability in the parameterization of the functional reach test in elderly stroke patients: a pilot study.

Merchán-Baeza JA, González-Sánchez M, Cuesta-Vargas AI - Biomed Res Int (2014)

Performing of FRT.
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fig3: Performing of FRT.
Mentions: Functional reach test (FRT) or Duncan's test (Duncan 1990) was performed. During execution, the subjects carried two inertial sensors, one was placed at the level of L5-S1 (lumbar) and the other in T7 (trunk) (Figure 3). Two researchers monitored the implementation of the test and performed the analysis of the results independently. Under the supervision of individual researchers, the test was performed three times, considering the average of the last two repetitions the measure of the FRT.

Bottom Line: FRT measure is  12.75±2.06 cm.Intersubject reliability values range from 0.821 (time to return initial position (lumbar sensor)) to 0.883 (lumbosacral maximum angular displacement).FRT's reliability was 0.987 (0.983-0.992) and 0.983 (0.979-0.989) intersubject and intrasubject, respectively.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Departamento de Psiquiatría y Fisioterapia, Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga (IBIMA), Universidad de Málaga, 29071 Málaga, Spain.

ABSTRACT

Background: Postural instability is one of the major complications found in stroke survivors. Parameterising the functional reach test (FRT) could be useful in clinical practice and basic research.

Objectives: To analyse the reliability, sensitivity, and specificity in the FRT parameterisation using inertial sensors for recording kinematic variables in patients who have suffered a stroke.

Design: Cross-sectional study. While performing FRT, two inertial sensors were placed on the patient's back (lumbar and trunk).

Participants: Five subjects over 65 who suffer from a stroke.

Measurements: FRT measures, lumbosacral/thoracic maximum angular displacement, maximum time of lumbosacral/thoracic angular displacement, time return initial position, and total time. Speed and acceleration of the movements were calculated indirectly.

Results: FRT measure is  12.75±2.06 cm. Intrasubject reliability values range from 0.829 (time to return initial position (lumbar sensor)) to 0.891 (lumbosacral maximum angular displacement). Intersubject reliability values range from 0.821 (time to return initial position (lumbar sensor)) to 0.883 (lumbosacral maximum angular displacement). FRT's reliability was 0.987 (0.983-0.992) and 0.983 (0.979-0.989) intersubject and intrasubject, respectively.

Conclusion: The main conclusion could be that the inertial sensors are a tool with excellent reliability and validity in the parameterization of the FRT in people who have had a stroke.

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