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Acta Ortopédica Brasileira

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CARVALHO, Rosana Martins Ferreira de; MAZZER, Nilton  and  BARBIERI, Claudio Henrique. Analysis of the reliability and reproducibility goniometry photogrammetry regarding the hand. Acta ortop. bras. [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.3, pp.139-149. ISSN 1413-7852.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the intra and inter and reproducibility of goniometry compared to photogrammetryin hand, comparing the angles of abduction of thumb flexion, flexion of proximal interphalangeal joint of the index finger and flexion of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the fifth finger. METHODS: The study included 30 volunteers were divided in to three groups, one group of 10 students of physiotherapy for 10 physiotherapist sand other third with 10 therapist shand. Each examiner performed the measure mentsin the same mold by hand, using the goniometer and then two photogrammetry software, Corel Draw® and ALCimagem®. RESULTS: The results revealed that the groups and the methods proposed inter examiner reliability have generally rated as excellent (ICC 0.99895% CI0.995 to 0.999) In assessing rater was found excellent level of reliability among the three groups. Incomparison between groups for each angle and each method, we found that there was no significant difference between groups for most measures. CONCLUSION: Goniometry and photogramme tryare reliable and reproducible methods to evaluate measures in hand. However, the scarcity of similar references, it requires detailed studies to define normal parameters of the methods in the joints of the hand. Level of Evidence II, Diagnostic Study.

Keywords : Goniometry; Photogrammetry; Reproducibility of results; Hand.

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