Clinical evaluation of the refined clothespin relocation test: a pilot study
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Objectives - To modify the previous RCRT and assess whether it can distinguish between able-bodied and prosthesis users.
Study Design - Comparative analysis.
Methods - 42 able-bodied subjects and 3 prosthesis users completed the adapted RCRT protocol. Average RCRT scores describing the degree of compensatory movements and the time to complete the protocol were compared using a Mann-Whitney U-test.
Results - A significant difference was found in the RCRT score between the able-bodied (Md = 65.32, n = 42) and prosthesis users (Md = 23.07, n = 3) with a medium effect size (p<0.001, r = 0.43).
Conclusion - Prosthesis users demonstrated larger compensations and longer completion times, as reflected in the RCRT final score. The RCRT has the potential to be a useful clinical tool to assess user performance on a functional task.
Clinical relevance - This preliminary study demonstrates that the adapted protocol can distinguish between the two groups based on refined clothespin relocation test score. A future multi-centre study is required using multiple raters and comparing it with the existing outcome measures to validate the refined clothespin relocation test and determine inter-rater reliability.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Prosthetics and Orthotics International|
|Early online date||2 Jul 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2019|
- Hussaini19 - PURE
Rights statement: Ali Hussaini, Wendy Hill & Peter Kyberd. 'Clinical evaluation of the refined clothespin relocation test: A pilot study'. Prosthetics and Orthotics International. 43 (5) pp. 485-491. Copyright © 2019 The Author(s). DOI: 10.1177/0309364619843779.
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