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Accuracy of Visual Range of Motion Estimates

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04038450
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 30, 2019
Last Update Posted : July 30, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Methodist University, North Carolina

Brief Summary:
Examine the accuracy of visual estimates of various joint angles by physical therapists at various levels of education and clinical practice, taking into account years of experience, areas of practices and specialty certifications.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Accuracy of Estimation of Joint Range of Motion Other: No intervention

Detailed Description:
Physical therapists oftentimes will estimate rather than measure joint range of motion. The accuracy of visual estimates of various joint measurements has not been previously assessed. No comparison has been done for years of experience and accuracy of estimations. This study will create a survey with pictures of joints at previously measured angles and therapists and students will be asked to estimate the range of motion. Various statistical analyses will be performed to determine accuracy and comparisons.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 522 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Other
Official Title: Accuracy of Visual Range of Motion Estimates Among Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Students
Actual Study Start Date : February 15, 2019
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 8, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : March 15, 2019

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Practicing Physical Therapists
licensed physical therapists currently practicing
Other: No intervention
No interventions separated the groups. Each group reviewed pictures and wrote down their estimated ROM of the joint pictured.

Student Physical Therapists
students currently enrolled in DPT program
Other: No intervention
No interventions separated the groups. Each group reviewed pictures and wrote down their estimated ROM of the joint pictured.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Comparison of estimated ROM to actual ROM [ Time Frame: 6 months after completion of survey ]
    Compare the estimated ROM provided by the student/clinician to the actual measured ROM of the joint of the model.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
adults who are currently enrolled in a DPT program or graduates and licensed physical therapy practioners.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • licensed physical therapists
  • students currently enrolled in an accredited doctorate of physical therapy program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • students have not been trained in range of motion measurements
  • are not licensed physical therapists

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04038450


Locations
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United States, North Carolina
Methodist University, North Carolina
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States, 28311
Sponsors and Collaborators
Methodist University, North Carolina
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Penny Schulken, DPT Methodist University
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Responsible Party: Methodist University, North Carolina
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04038450    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2018 - 19 0048
First Posted: July 30, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 30, 2019
Last Verified: July 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No