The RELIABILITY OF A NEW DEVICE FOR ASSESSING ANKLE JOINT PRORIOCEPTION IN HEALTHY ADULTS

  • Wei Sun
  • Qipeng Song
  • Cui Zhang
  • Tailai Zhang
  • Zhengye Ding
  • Dewei Mao
Keywords: reliability, ankle joint, kinesthesia, proprioception

Abstract

The objective of this study is to evaluate the within-day and between-day reliability of a new device for assessing ankle joint prorioception. Eleven healthy adults, composed of seven males and four females, participated in the study. Each subject completed three sessions, two on the same day and the last one week later. In each session, three successful testing trials for ankle joint plantarflexion, dosiflexion, inversion, and eversion were performed. The mean values in one direction were calculated and analyzed. The within-day ICC values ranged from 0.808 to 0.973. The SEM for the device ranged from 0.118 ° to 0.448 °. The between-day ICC values ranged from 0.628 to 0.884. The SEM ranged from 0.287 °to 0.618 °. The measurements indicate good to excellent reliability of the device.
Published
2013-09-01
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation