Reproducibility Of The Kellgren And Lawrence Radiographic Scale And Its Association With The Intensity Of Pain, A Look From The Physiotherapy.

Eliana Isabel Rodriguez Grande, Jose-Luis Osma-Rueda, Yannely Serrano

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Abstract

To evaluate the intra-evaluator reproducibility and the association of the radiographic scale with the intensity of pain at rest, on palpation, and after performing functional activities. This was across-sectional study. The population was made up of people with medical diagnoses of OA at the knee (tibiofemoral) between 40 and 75 years of age. An orthopedist evaluated the X-rays who was blind; images were evaluated in physical form, and they were randomly sorted.The pain intensity was evaluated once, by an experienced physiotherapistwhile the radiographic images were evaluated twice with a period of 8-15 days between the two evaluations. Intra-evaluator reproducibility was calculated using Cohen’s Kappa coefficient. The correlation between the grade of severity and clinical variables of pain intensity was determined using Spearman’s correlation. Intra-evaluator reproducibility was good 0.72 (0.484 -0.767) and the association of the grade on the radiography scale and the intensity of pain at rest, on palpation, and after engaging infunctional activities was very low, at 0.3, -0.07, and 0.1. The application of the radiographic scale requires previous training and its correlation with pain in any of its attributes is very low.
Translated title of the contributionReproducibilidad de la escala radiográfica de Kellgren y Lawrence y su asociación con la intensidad del dolor, una mirada desde la fisioterapia.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1816-1823
Number of pages8
Volume9
No5
Specialist publicationResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
StatePublished - Sep 2018

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