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Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to determine the reliability and concurrent validity of the figure-of-eight method of measuring hand edema in the burn patient population. Establishing the reliability and validity would enable a more time efficient assessment than the currently accepted methods.


Study summary:

A prospective study involving 33 burn patients admitted to the US Army Burn Center. Two raters will perform three separate blinded measurements for hand edema using the figure-of-eight measurement technique. A third rater will then perform two blinded measurements using water volumetry. All measurements will be read and recorded by an independent recorder. The three measurements of rater 1 and 2 will be analyzed to determine intratester reliability. The average of the three figure-of-eight measurements will be compared to measure intertester reliability. The two volumetry measurements will be compared to determine intratester reliability. The average of the 2 volumetry measurements and the average fo the three figure-of-eight measurements will be used to determine concurrent validity.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Male or female 18-89 years old - Admitted to the United States (U.S.) Army Burn Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or ward with burn injury and the presence of bilateral or unilateral hand edema Exclusion Criteria: - Subject unable to be placed in test position for volumetry testing or the presence of a medical condition, as defined by a physician, that precludes the safe use of volumetry. - Subject is unable to tolerate his/her hand(s) being immersed in room temperature water for volumetry testing. - Subject does not have any of the bony landmarks (due to amputation, previous surgery) required to perform the figure-of-eight measurement


NCT ID:

NCT00137228


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Scott Dewey, PT, CHT, OCS
US Army Institute of Surgical Research


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 25, 2018

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