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Thickness of the middle trapezius muscle measured by rehabilitative ultrasound imaging: description of the technique and reliability study

Thickness of the middle trapezius muscle measured by rehabilitative ultrasound imaging: description of the technique and reliability study
Thickness of the middle trapezius muscle measured by rehabilitative ultrasound imaging: description of the technique and reliability study
A technique is described for measuring the thickness of the middle trapezius muscle using rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI). A test–retest study was employed to investigate the reliability of the technique in a convenience sample of 16 asymptomatic participants aged 20–41 (12 women). The middle trapezius muscle was imaged using RUSI with participants in a standardized sitting position.

The principal investigator took measurements on two consecutive days to examine intrarater reliability, and two additional investigators took measurements on the second day to investigate inter-rater reliability of the measurement technique. Reliability was examined using intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC), standard error of measurement (SEM), and Bland and Altman plots. The results demonstrated that inter-rater reliability was good between raters (ICC2,3 = 0Æ81, SEM = 0Æ94 mm) and was moderate for the same rater between days (ICC3,2 = 0Æ67, SEM = 1Æ0 mm).

This study demonstrates that RUSI can be used reliably to measure muscle thickness of the middle trapezius muscle following the procedure described.
muscle architecture, muscle assessment, muscle imaging, muscle size, repeatability
1475-0961
426-431
Bentman, Susanna
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O’Sullivan, Cliona
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Stokes, Maria
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Bentman, Susanna
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O’Sullivan, Cliona
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Stokes, Maria
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Bentman, Susanna, O’Sullivan, Cliona and Stokes, Maria (2010) Thickness of the middle trapezius muscle measured by rehabilitative ultrasound imaging: description of the technique and reliability study. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, 30 (6), 426-431. (doi:10.1111/j.1475-097X.2010.00960.x). (PMID:20812996)

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Abstract

A technique is described for measuring the thickness of the middle trapezius muscle using rehabilitative ultrasound imaging (RUSI). A test–retest study was employed to investigate the reliability of the technique in a convenience sample of 16 asymptomatic participants aged 20–41 (12 women). The middle trapezius muscle was imaged using RUSI with participants in a standardized sitting position.

The principal investigator took measurements on two consecutive days to examine intrarater reliability, and two additional investigators took measurements on the second day to investigate inter-rater reliability of the measurement technique. Reliability was examined using intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC), standard error of measurement (SEM), and Bland and Altman plots. The results demonstrated that inter-rater reliability was good between raters (ICC2,3 = 0Æ81, SEM = 0Æ94 mm) and was moderate for the same rater between days (ICC3,2 = 0Æ67, SEM = 1Æ0 mm).

This study demonstrates that RUSI can be used reliably to measure muscle thickness of the middle trapezius muscle following the procedure described.

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Published date: November 2010
Keywords: muscle architecture, muscle assessment, muscle imaging, muscle size, repeatability

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Local EPrints ID: 169977
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/169977
ISSN: 1475-0961
PURE UUID: 93b705e7-ba41-47c4-b5cf-9a8fe9554f4a
ORCID for Maria Stokes: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4204-0890

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Date deposited: 04 Jan 2011 10:07
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:47

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