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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

, 7:60

First Online: 28 July 2006Received: 10 March 2006Accepted: 28 July 2006

Abstract

BackgroundActive inversion and eversion ankle range of motion ROM is widely used to evaluate treatment effect, however the error associated with the available measurement protocols is unknown. This study aimed to establish the reliability of goniometry as used in clinical practice.

Methods30 subjects 60 ankles with a wide variety of ankle conditions participated in this study. Three observers, with different skill levels, measured active inversion and eversion ankle ROM three times on each of two days. Measurements were performed with subjects positioned a sitting and b prone. Intra-class correlation coefficients ICC2,1 were calculated to determine intra- and inter-observer reliability.

ResultsWithin session intra-observer reliability ranged from ICC2,1 0.82 to 0.96 and between session intra-observer reliability ranged from ICC2,1 0.42 to 0.80. Reliability was similar for the sitting and the prone positions, however, between sessions, inversion measurements were more reliable than eversion measurements. Within session inter-observer measurements in sitting were more reliable than in prone and inversion measurements were more reliable than eversion measurements.

ConclusionOur findings show that ankle inversion and eversion ROM can be measured with high to very high reliability by the same observer within sessions and with low to moderate reliability by different observers within a session. The reliability of measures made by the same observer between sessions varies depending on the direction, being low to moderate for eversion measurements and moderate to high for inversion measurements in both positions.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1471-2474-7-60 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Collette Menadue - Jacqueline Raymond - Sharon L Kilbreath - Kathryn M Refshauge - Roger Adams

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