Busca avançada
Ano de início
Entree
(Referência obtida automaticamente do Web of Science, por meio da informação sobre o financiamento pela FAPESP e o número do processo correspondente, incluída na publicação pelos autores.)

Reliability of different methodologies of infrared image analysis of myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle

Texto completo
Autor(es):
Dibai-Filho, Almir V. [1] ; Guirro, Elaine C. O. [1] ; Ferreira, Vania T. K. [1] ; Brandino, Hugo E. [1] ; Vaz, Maita M. O. L. L. [1] ; Guirro, Rinaldo R. J. [1]
Número total de Autores: 6
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med Ribeirao Preto, Programa Posgrad Reabil & Desempenho Func, Dept Biomecan Med & Reabil Aparelho Locomotor, BR-14049900 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY; v. 19, n. 2, p. 122-128, MAR-APR 2015.
Citações Web of Science: 22
Resumo

Background: Infrared thermography is recognized as a viable method for evaluation of subjects with myofascial pain. Objective: The aim of the present study was to assess the intra- and inter-rater reliability of infrared image analysis of myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle. Method: A reliability study was conducted with 24 volunteers of both genders (23 females) between 18 and 30 years of age (22.12 +/- 2.54), all having cervical pain and presence of active myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius muscle. Two trained examiners performed analysis of point, line, and area of the infrared images at two different periods with a 1-week interval. The intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC2,1) was used to assess the intra- and inter-rater reliability. Results: With regard to the intra-rater reliability, ICC values were between 0.591 and 0.993, with temperatures between 0.13 and 1.57 degrees C for values of standard error of measurement (SEM) and between 0.36 and 4.35 degrees C for the minimal detectable change (MDC). For the inter-rater reliability, ICC ranged from 0.615 to 0.918, with temperatures between 0.43 and 1.22 degrees C for the SEM and between 1.19 and 3.38 degrees C for the MDC. Conclusion: The methods of infrared image analyses of myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle employed in the present study are suitable for clinical and research practices. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/09753-1 - Eficácia de recursos fisioterapêuticos no tratamento dos pontos gatilhos miofasciais em indivíduos com cervicalgia: ensaio clínico randomizado cego
Beneficiário:Almir Vieira Dibai Filho
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 13/19368-8 - Eficácia de recursos fisioterapêuticos no tratamento dos pontos gatilhos miofasciais em indivíduos com cervicalgia: ensaio clínico randomizado cego
Beneficiário:Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular