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dc.contributor.authorKvåle, Alice
dc.contributor.authorBunkan, Berit Heir
dc.contributor.authorIlner, Stein E. Opjordsmoen
dc.contributor.authorFriis, Svein
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-07T09:50:27Z
dc.date.available2014-03-01T03:02:32Z
dc.date.issued2013-03
dc.identifier.citationKvåle, A., Bunkan, B. H., Opjordsmoen, S., & Friis, S. (2013). Development of the palpation domain for muscle and skin in the Global Body Examination. Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, 21(1), 9-18. doi:10.3109/10582452.2012.762821en_US
dc.identifier.issn1058-2452
dc.identifier.otherFRIDAID 1035077
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10642/1823
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To develop new scales within palpation of muscle and skin domains based on 16 items from the Global Physiotherapy Examination and 46 items from the Comprehensive Body Examination [CBE], and to investigate how well these new scales would discriminate between healthy individuals and different groups of patients, when compared with the original methods. Methods: Two physiotherapists independently examined 132 persons [34 healthy, 32 with localized pain, 32 with widespread pain, and 34 with psychoses]. Muscle and skin domains were studied separately. The numbers of items were reduced by omitting items with too high a correlation and by exploratory factor analysis [EFA]. Internal consistency was examined with Cronbach’s α. Discriminative validity was examined using the Mann–Whitney U-test and the area under the curve. Results: Only items from the left body half was included in the EFA, as very high correlation [mean r = 0.90] was found in the 23 bilateral palpation pairs in CBE. The initial 62 items were reduced to 11 for palpation of muscle and 5 for palpation of skin. Cronbach’s α was 0.88 for the subscales for Muscle and Skin. The new Palpation domain in the Global Body Examination showed excellent discriminative ability between healthy persons and the different patient groups [P < 0.001; area under the curve 0.81–0.94]. Patients with localized pain had significantly less muscular and skin aberration than patients with widespread pain. Conclusions: A new Global Body Examination Palpation domain with acceptable psychometric properties was developed. It had fewer items than the Global Physiotherapy Examination and CBE, but with almost the same discriminating ability.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInforma Healthcareen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Musculoskeletal Pain;21(1)
dc.subjectBody examinationen_US
dc.subjectPalpationen_US
dc.subjectNormative dataen_US
dc.titleDevelopment of the Palpation Domain for Muscle and Skin in the Global Body Examinationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.description.versionPostprint version of published articleen_US
dc.identifier.fulltextfulltext https://oda.hio.no/jspui/bitstream/10642/1823/2/1035077post.pdf
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3109/10582452.2012.762821
dc.embargo.terms2014-03


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