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 contribution
|Reproducibilidad de la escala radiográfica de Kellgren y Lawrence y su asociación con la intensidad del dolor, una mirada desde la fisioterapia.
|Number of pages
|Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
|Published - Sep 2018