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New scale to assess breathing movements of the chest and abdominal wall: preliminary reliability testing.

Kaneko H, Horie J, Ishikawa A - J Phys Ther Sci (2015)

Bottom Line: The BMS used to assess QB and DB movements of the upper chest, lower chest, and abdomen was based on a scale of -1 to 8.Scale values were measured while in the supine position using a pen-sized breathing movement-measuring device used by two raters during the same session.Scale values at five observation points and total values were recorded.

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Affiliation: Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences at Fukuoka, International University of Health and Welfare, Japan.

ABSTRACT
[Purpose] Physical examinations for chest movements by inspection and palpation are poorly reproducible. This study aimed to investigate the inter-rater reliability of a new breathing movement scale for patients with respiratory diseases, in clinical practice. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-six patients with respiratory diseases were enrolled. BMS measurements were obtained during quiet breathing for 13 patients and during deep breathing for the other 13 patients. The BMS used to assess QB and DB movements of the upper chest, lower chest, and abdomen was based on a scale of -1 to 8. Scale values were measured while in the supine position using a pen-sized breathing movement-measuring device used by two raters during the same session. Scale values at five observation points and total values were recorded. A weighted Kappa coefficient and percentage agreement were used to assess inter-rater reliability with this BMS. [Results] The weighted Kappa coefficients during quiet and deep breathing had substantial to excellent strength of agreement (0.63-1.00) with percentage agreements of 31-100%. [Conclusion] Our results provide preliminary evidence to support the reliability of breathing movement scale measurements to assess breathing movements and chest and abdominal mobility for patients with respiratory diseases.

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Observation points on the Breathing movement scale measurements. Breathing movementswere assessed at five observation points for three regions
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Mentions: The BMS used to assess QB and DB movements of the chest and abdominal wall was based on ascale of −1 to 8. Breathing movements were assessed at five observation points for threeregions: right and left sides of the third rib (upper chest) and eighth rib (lower chest)along the vertical line through the medial one-third of the clavicle, and the midpointbetween the xiphoid process and umbilicus (abdomen) along the vertical line through theumbilicus (Fig. 1Fig. 1.


New scale to assess breathing movements of the chest and abdominal wall: preliminary reliability testing.

Kaneko H, Horie J, Ishikawa A - J Phys Ther Sci (2015)

Observation points on the Breathing movement scale measurements. Breathing movementswere assessed at five observation points for three regions
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig_001: Observation points on the Breathing movement scale measurements. Breathing movementswere assessed at five observation points for three regions
Mentions: The BMS used to assess QB and DB movements of the chest and abdominal wall was based on ascale of −1 to 8. Breathing movements were assessed at five observation points for threeregions: right and left sides of the third rib (upper chest) and eighth rib (lower chest)along the vertical line through the medial one-third of the clavicle, and the midpointbetween the xiphoid process and umbilicus (abdomen) along the vertical line through theumbilicus (Fig. 1Fig. 1.

Bottom Line: The BMS used to assess QB and DB movements of the upper chest, lower chest, and abdomen was based on a scale of -1 to 8.Scale values were measured while in the supine position using a pen-sized breathing movement-measuring device used by two raters during the same session.Scale values at five observation points and total values were recorded.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences at Fukuoka, International University of Health and Welfare, Japan.

ABSTRACT
[Purpose] Physical examinations for chest movements by inspection and palpation are poorly reproducible. This study aimed to investigate the inter-rater reliability of a new breathing movement scale for patients with respiratory diseases, in clinical practice. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-six patients with respiratory diseases were enrolled. BMS measurements were obtained during quiet breathing for 13 patients and during deep breathing for the other 13 patients. The BMS used to assess QB and DB movements of the upper chest, lower chest, and abdomen was based on a scale of -1 to 8. Scale values were measured while in the supine position using a pen-sized breathing movement-measuring device used by two raters during the same session. Scale values at five observation points and total values were recorded. A weighted Kappa coefficient and percentage agreement were used to assess inter-rater reliability with this BMS. [Results] The weighted Kappa coefficients during quiet and deep breathing had substantial to excellent strength of agreement (0.63-1.00) with percentage agreements of 31-100%. [Conclusion] Our results provide preliminary evidence to support the reliability of breathing movement scale measurements to assess breathing movements and chest and abdominal mobility for patients with respiratory diseases.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus