Intra-rater reliability of hallux flexor strength measures using the Nintendo Wii Balance Board

Quek, June., Treleaven, Julia., Brauer, Sandra G., O'Leary, Shaun. and Clark, Ross A. (2015) Intra-rater reliability of hallux flexor strength measures using the Nintendo Wii Balance Board. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 8 48: . doi:10.1186/s13047-015-0104-7


Author Quek, June.
Treleaven, Julia.
Brauer, Sandra G.
O'Leary, Shaun.
Clark, Ross A.
Title Intra-rater reliability of hallux flexor strength measures using the Nintendo Wii Balance Board
Journal name Journal of Foot and Ankle Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1757-1146
Publication date 2015-09-09
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1186/s13047-015-0104-7
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 8
Issue 48
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BioMed Central
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background
The purpose of this study was to investigate the intra-rater reliability of a new method in combination with the Nintendo Wii Balance Board (NWBB) to measure the strength of hallux flexor muscle.

Methods
Thirty healthy individuals (age: 34.9 ± 12.9 years, height: 170.4 ± 10.5 cm, weight: 69.3 ± 15.3 kg, female = 15) participated. Repeated testing was completed within 7 days. Participants performed strength testing in sitting using a wooden platform in combination with the NWBB. This new method was set up to selectively recruit an intrinsic muscle of the foot, specifically the flexor hallucis brevis muscle. Statistical analysis was performed using intra-class coefficients and ordinary least product analysis. To estimate measurement error, standard error of measurement (SEM), minimal detectable change (MDC) and percentage error were calculated.

Results
Results indicate excellent intra-rater reliability (ICC = 0.982, CI = 0.96-0.99) with an absence of systematic bias. SEM, MDC and percentage error value were 0.5, 1.4 and 12 % respectively.

Conclusions
This study demonstrates that a new method in combination with the NWBB application is reliable to measure hallux flexor strength and has potential to be used for future research and clinical application.
Keyword Nintendo wii balance board
Hallux flexor strength
Intrinsic foot muscles
Intra-rater reliability
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus Article
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2015, 00:46:35 EST by System User on behalf of Scholarly Communication and Digitisation Service