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Intraobserver reliability of static measures in the normally developing infant foot and clubfoot.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19581818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Static measures data for infants are used in clinical practice and studies without published reliabilities. Intraobserver reliabilities for static measures were assessed in normally developing feet and clubfeet. Coefficient of repeatability was used for reliability. Variability in reliability was found. Ankle dorsiflexion, calf circumference and foot length were considered to be reliable in both groups. Foot width was considered unreliable and reliability for ankle plantarflexion knee flexed or extended does not seem to justify its use clinically. These results suggest that ankle dorsiflexion, calf circumference and foot length are reliable measures in infants and can be used for study conclusions and clinical decisions.
Yael Gelfer; Sally Durham; Karen Daly; David Ewins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1473-5865     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Orthop B     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-23     Completed Date:  2009-10-01     Revised Date:  2012-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9300904     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Orthop B     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Biomedical Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Ankle / growth & development,  pathology,  physiopathology
Casts, Surgical
Clubfoot / pathology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Foot / anatomy & histology*,  growth & development,  physiopathology
Leg / growth & development,  pathology,  physiopathology
Observer Variation
Reproducibility of Results

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