Intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of measuring pelvic tilt using the palpation meter (PALM TM ) device in stroke

Naval, Dacruz Stephanie and Syed, Nafeez and Karthikbabu, S (2016) Intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of measuring pelvic tilt using the palpation meter (PALM TM ) device in stroke. International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 5 (4). pp. 276-280. ISSN 2277-4505

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Abstract

Introduction: Palpation meter (PALMTM) device was tested for its reliability to measure the pelvic tilt in musculoskeletal related dysfunctions, but not in stroke. The aim of this study is to find the intra and inter rater reliabilities of the PALMTM device and quantify the pelvic tilt in patients with stroke. Sixty four patients post stroke and age matched 64 healthy individuals participated in the study. Materials and Methods: Sagittal and coronal planar pelvic positions were measured in standing using PALMTM device by two raters blinded for the values at different time point on same day. Results: The mean anterior pelvic tilt (APT) was 5.5 degrees on the most affected side and 5.4 degrees on the least affected side and lateral pelvic tilt (LPT) was 3.03 degrees towards most affected side. The intra-rater reliability (r value) of LPT and APT towards the most and least affected sides was 0.76, 0.91 and 0.90, respectively. The inter-rater reliability was ranging between 0.47-0.80 for the LPT and 0.80-0.92 for the APT. Conclusion: PALMTM device provided excellent inter and intra-rater reliability for sagittal planar pelvic tilt and good intra and inter-rater reliability for coronal planar pelvic tilt in stroke. Clinicians can use PALMTM device to find the treatment efficacy of pelvic control training for patients post stroke.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intra-rater and inter-rater reliability; pelvic tilt; palpation meter (PALMTM); stroke.
Subjects: Allied Health > Bangalore Campus > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: MCON Library
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 09:49
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 09:49
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148338

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