The reliability of measurements with the spinal mouse device in frontal and sagittal planes in asymptomatic female adolescents


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Demir E., GÜZEL N. A. , ÇOBANOĞLU G. , KAFA N.

ANNALS OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, cilt.11, sa.2, ss.146-149, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4328/acam.6201
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.146-149

Özet

Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate the reliability of the Spinal Mouse device in both frontal and sagittal measurements in asymptomatic female adolescents. Material and Method: A total of 28 female students aged 15-18 (16.29 +/- 1.08) in high school equivalent education institutions in Antalya were included in the study. Measurements were performed with the Spinal Mouse device in both frontal and sagittal planes with a one-week interval. The reliability of the two measurements was evaluated using the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). Results: In this study, the test-retest results of the thoracic and lumbar region measurement in the frontal plane were found to be moderately reliable (ICC: 0.591-0.665), and the test-retest results of the thoracic and lumbar region in the sagittal plane showed good reliability (ICC: 0.867-0.876). Discussion: In this study, the test-retest results of the thoracic and lumbar region measurements in the frontal plane were found to be moderately reliable. The test-retest results of the thoracic and lumber curves in the sagittal plane showed good reliability. In the light of these data, we believe that, if the application principles of the device are implied carefully, the Spinal Mouse device is a practical and reliable device that can be used by physiotherapists in field screening and in clinical assessment of spine problems.