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A systematic review of assessment methods of knee joint proprioception
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Introduction: For measuring knee proprioception there are different tests used, but it is not known which of them that has the best reliability. The importance of proprioception and the relationship with knee functions is not known, and for measuring this, a reliable and stable proprioceptive test is needed.

Aim: The aim was to explore which tests that is used to exam proprioception in the knee, and how reliable they are. Also to see which test could be applied in a movement lab for testing ACL injured patients.

Method: Five different databases were searched until 5 september 2014. Studies assessing the reliability of well described proprioceptive knee tests were included in the systematic review. The methological quality of the studies were assessed by a modified version of the STARD checklist.

Results: 19 studies assessing the reliability of four different type of proprioceptive tests were included in the review. The four tests were joint position sense (JPS), treshold to detect passive motion (TTDPM), velocity replication and velocity treshold hunting paradigm. TTDPM presents the best reliability with an ICC median of 0,77.

Conclusion: TTDPM is likely to be the most reliable of the existing tests for measuring knee proprioception, and is also the test we would recommend for use in a movement lab for testing ACL-patients.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 27 p.
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Physiotherapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-100721OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-100721DiVA: diva2:793573
Educational program
Master's Programme in Physiotherapy
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Available from: 2015-11-18 Created: 2015-03-08 Last updated: 2015-11-18Bibliographically approved

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