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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Intra And Inter-rater Reliability Study Of Pelvic Floor Muscle Dynamometric Measurements
Author: Martinho
Natalia M.; Marques
Joseane; Silva
Valeria R.; Silva
Silvia L. A.; Carvalho
Leonardo C.; Botelho
Simone
Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the intra and inter-rater reliability of pelvic floor muscle (PFM) dynamometric measurements for maximum and average strengths, as well as endurance. Method: A convenience sample of 18 nulliparous women, without any urogynecological complaints, aged between 19 and 31 (mean age of 25.4 +/- 3.9) participated in this study. They were evaluated using a pelvic floor dynamometer based on load cell technology. The dynamometric evaluations were repeated in three successive sessions: two on the same day with a rest period of 30 minutes between them, and the third on the following day. All participants were evaluated twice in each session; first by examiner 1 followed by examiner 2. The vaginal dynamometry data were analyzed using three parameters: maximum strength, average strength, and endurance. The Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC) was applied to estimate the PFM dynamometric measurement reliability, considering a good level as being above 0.75. Results: The intra and inter-raters' analyses showed good reliability for maximum strength (ICCintra-rater1=0.96, ICCintra-rater2=0.95, and ICCinter-rater=0.96), average strength (ICCintra-rater1=0.96, ICCintra-rater2=0.94, and ICCinter-rater=0.97), and endurance (ICCintra-rater1=0.88, ICCintra-rater2=0.86, and ICCinter-rater=0.92) dynamometric measurements. Conclusions: The PFM dynamometric measurements showed good intra-and inter-rater reliability for maximum strength, average strength and endurance, which demonstrates that this is a reliable device that can be used in clinical practice.
Subject: Test-retest Reliability
Stress Urinary-incontinence
Women
Strength
Musculature
Force
Continent
Endurance
Country: SAO CARLOS SP
Editor: ASSOCIACAO BRASILEIRA PESQUISA POS-GRADUACAO FISIOTERAPIA-ABRAPG-FT
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/bjpt-rbf.2014.0083
Address: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1413-35552015000200097&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en
Date Issue: 2015
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