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Reliability of a new practical evaluation method for pitting edema based on the depth of the surface imprint.

Kogo H, Higashi T, Murata J - J Phys Ther Sci (2015)

Bottom Line: [Purpose] To develop and verify the reliability of a new practical evaluation method for pitting edema, which uses the depth of the surface imprint as an indicator. [Subjects] We included 26 inpatients (52 legs). [Methods] The subjects were diagnosed with edema, and we verified the inter- and intra-rater reliabilities of the edema gauge using intraclass correlation coefficients. [Results] For the first and second measurement values and the measured values between the examiners, the intraclass correlation coefficients were high. [Conclusion] Therefore, our findings suggest that the edema gauge, which measures the depth of the surface imprint, has sufficient intra- and inter-rater reliabilities.

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Affiliation: Faculty of Rehabilitation Science, Nishikyushu University, Japan ; Department of Health Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, Japan.

ABSTRACT
[Purpose] To develop and verify the reliability of a new practical evaluation method for pitting edema, which uses the depth of the surface imprint as an indicator. [Subjects] We included 26 inpatients (52 legs). [Methods] The subjects were diagnosed with edema, and we verified the inter- and intra-rater reliabilities of the edema gauge using intraclass correlation coefficients. [Results] For the first and second measurement values and the measured values between the examiners, the intraclass correlation coefficients were high. [Conclusion] Therefore, our findings suggest that the edema gauge, which measures the depth of the surface imprint, has sufficient intra- and inter-rater reliabilities.

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Mentions: Before the study, we developed a measurement instrument (depth gauge for edema, KM-212-003;Unique Medical Company, Tokyo, Japan) to measure the depth of the surface imprint (Fig. 1Fig. 1.


Reliability of a new practical evaluation method for pitting edema based on the depth of the surface imprint.

Kogo H, Higashi T, Murata J - J Phys Ther Sci (2015)

Instrument to measure the depth of the surface imprint
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig_001: Instrument to measure the depth of the surface imprint
Mentions: Before the study, we developed a measurement instrument (depth gauge for edema, KM-212-003;Unique Medical Company, Tokyo, Japan) to measure the depth of the surface imprint (Fig. 1Fig. 1.

Bottom Line: [Purpose] To develop and verify the reliability of a new practical evaluation method for pitting edema, which uses the depth of the surface imprint as an indicator. [Subjects] We included 26 inpatients (52 legs). [Methods] The subjects were diagnosed with edema, and we verified the inter- and intra-rater reliabilities of the edema gauge using intraclass correlation coefficients. [Results] For the first and second measurement values and the measured values between the examiners, the intraclass correlation coefficients were high. [Conclusion] Therefore, our findings suggest that the edema gauge, which measures the depth of the surface imprint, has sufficient intra- and inter-rater reliabilities.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Faculty of Rehabilitation Science, Nishikyushu University, Japan ; Department of Health Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, Japan.

ABSTRACT
[Purpose] To develop and verify the reliability of a new practical evaluation method for pitting edema, which uses the depth of the surface imprint as an indicator. [Subjects] We included 26 inpatients (52 legs). [Methods] The subjects were diagnosed with edema, and we verified the inter- and intra-rater reliabilities of the edema gauge using intraclass correlation coefficients. [Results] For the first and second measurement values and the measured values between the examiners, the intraclass correlation coefficients were high. [Conclusion] Therefore, our findings suggest that the edema gauge, which measures the depth of the surface imprint, has sufficient intra- and inter-rater reliabilities.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus