Comparıson Of The Valıdıty And Relıabılıty Of Three Dıfferent Methods Used For Wrıst Proprıoceptıon Measurement

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Gazi University, Turkey

Approval Date: 2018

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Barış Seven

Supervisor: DERAN OSKAY


Aim: The purpose of our study was to compare the validity and reliability of the goniometer, inclinometer and joint position sense goniometer (JPSG) methods used in measuring wrist proprioception. Method: 32 volunteer healthy participants (64 wrists) (Age: 23,2 ± 3,84) between the ages of 19-31 were included in the study. Active joint position sense (JPS) was assessed to evaluate proprioception sense. Firstly, the target angle was taught to participants three times before joint position sense evaluation and then the patient was asked to find this angle for three times. The amount of error between the target angle and the angle that was found by the participant was used to define the correctness of the active joint position sense. The same protocol was applied for goniometer, inclinometer and JPSG evaluations. These assessments were repeated 7 days after to exam the test-retest reliability. Statistical analysis was performed by using SPSS 22 software. Spearman s Correlation Coefficient was used for validity analysis and Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC) was used for the test-retest reliability analysis. Results: As a result of the analyzes, it was found that goniometer (p <0.001, r; 0.529), JPSG (p <0.001 r; 0.432) and inclinometer (p: 0.005, r: 0.350) have validity for wrist JPS assessment. According to the results of ICC analyzes; goniometer (p <0.001, ICC; 0.422) and JPSG (p; 0.001, ICC; 0.369) were found to be reliable methods to assess JPS while the inclinometer (p;0,183, ICC;0,114) was not. Conclusion: The goniometer and EPHG that we find both valid and reliable in wrist JPS evaluation, can be used in clinics and researches. However, since the inclinometer does not have sufficient reliability despite its validity, we recommend that it should not be used for this evaluation.