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Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte
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REIS, Filipe Abdalla dos et al. Analysis of the Figure-of-Eight method and volumetry reliability for ankle edema measurement. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2004, vol.10, n.6, pp.468-471. ISSN 1806-9940. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-86922004000600003.
Edema's measurements on ankle injuries are necessary as part of the evaluation and diagnostic check. The present study was designed to analyze the Figure-of-Eight method and volumetry measurements and check their intratest and intertest reliability. Twenty asymptomatic healthy male volunteers from 15 to 30 years of age, were randomly examined by three clinical examiners. Each examiner performed three measurements following each method. It was used standardized positioning and measurement techniques. The results showed reliability in both methods (ICC = 0.99). The Pearson product-moment correlation coefficients showed reproduction between examiners, where values of r = 0.91, r = 0.95 and r = 0.96, respectively were found. These findings suggest the Figure-of-Eight method and volumetry are reliable measurements.
Keywords : Ankle; Edema; Measurement.