Repeatability of a 3D multi-segment foot model during anterior and lateral step down tests
Garcia Lucareli, Paulo Roberto
Grohs Contani, Luciane Beatriz
dos Anjos Rabelo, Nayra Deise
Ferreira, Cintia Lopes [UNIFESP]
Silva Lima, Fernanda Pulpio
Ferrari Correa, Joao Carlos
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The aim of the present study was to analyse the reproducibility of the Oxford Foot Model (OFM) when used with healthy adults during two clinical tests, i.e., the Anterior Step Down Test (SDA) and the Lateral Step Down Test (SDL). Five healthy participants (one male and four females, 10 limbs in total) with a mean age of 22.2 (19-30) years were assessed in four sessions of tests conducted at intervals of one week. Two independent examiners performed two of the sessions of each of the tests. For each session (intra-day), nine repetitions of each clinical test (SDA and SDL) were performed. After an interval of three hours, the data were collected again. The tests were conducted again after an interval of one week using the same experimental conditions. The intra-and inter-session repeatabilities of the ranges of motion of the feet were determined according to the standard error of measurement (SEM) for each examiner and for the differences between the examiners. The repeatabilities of the results were high for both of the conducted tests. The SEM results were as follows: 0.47-1.948 for the intra-examiner assessment (SDA), 0.55-2.018 for the inter-examiner comparison (SDA), 0.44-2.438 for the intra-examiner assessment (SDL), and 0.54-1.898 for the inter-examiner comparison (SDL). The OFM model was shown to be reproducible in terms of assessing the range of motion of healthy adults during functional tests (SDA and SDL). (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
CitationGait & Posture. Clare, v. 43, p. 9-16, 2016.
Oxford Foot Model
Functional testsIntrarater Reliability
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