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Reliability of diaphragmatic mobility assessment using a real time ultrasound among non-specific low back pain.

Mohan, V., Hashim, U.F., Md Dom, S., Sitilerpisan, P. and Paungmali, A., 2017. Reliability of diaphragmatic mobility assessment using a real time ultrasound among non-specific low back pain. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 16 (3), 443 - 447.

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DOI: 10.3329/bjms.v16i3.32871

Abstract

Background and Objective: Ultrasound measurement of Diaphragmatic Mobility (DM) has been shown to be a reliable measurement tool among healthy subjects. However, the measures of reliability are needed prior to clinical use of this device among Non-Specific Low Back Pain (NS-LBP). Therefore, the aim of the study was to investigate the relative and absolute reliability of DM using Real Time Ultrasound (RTUS) among subjects with NS-LBP. Materials and Methods: Nine subjects with NS-LBP (23.33 ± 1.58) years old were recruited. A qualified examiner performed measurement of DM using RTUS by placing transducer on the right subcostal region in semi-fowler’s position with 30 degree elevation of the trunk. The test-retest measures were re-assessed with 24 hour interval between sessions. Results: There was no systematic errors between the test-retest measures (p>0.05). Intra rater reliability showed ICC value of 0.92, which indicates an excellent reliability. The SEMs of the measurement was 2.56 mm and the MDC of 7.09mm. Conclusion:The RTUS for assessing DM provides an excellent intra-rater reliability which may be used as an assessment technique for clinical evaluation of DM in adults with NS-LBP. The SEMs and MDC reported may also allow for accurate interpretation of DM assessments in NS-LBP.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2223-4721
Uncontrolled Keywords:diaphragm, low back pain, ultrasound
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:34053
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:28 May 2020 10:53
Last Modified:28 May 2020 10:53

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