The test-retest reliability and concurrent validity of 360° turn test in patients with knee osteoarthritis.


Yarar H. A., Narin S., Erduran M., Gurbanov I.

Somatosensory & motor research, pp.1-7, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/08990220.2023.2178402
  • Journal Name: Somatosensory & motor research
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-7
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

PurposeThe aim of this study is to determine whether the 360 degrees turn test is a reliable and valid evaluator that can be used to assess dynamic balance in patients with early (radiographic grades I and II) and advanced (radiographic grades III and IV) knee osteoarthritis.Materials and MethodsThis study is a methodological research. For the test time and step count of 360 degrees turn test; test-retest reliability were determined by calculating the intraclass correlation coefficient and concurrent validity in patients with knee osteoarthritis was investigated by correlation with the timed up and go test time.ResultsThe final analysis was made on 117 participants. The intraclass correlation coefficient values for the test time and step count of 360 degrees turn test in patients with early knee osteoarthritis are 0.931 and 0.902, respectively, while they are 0.923 and 0.943 in patients with advanced knee osteoarthritis. The Pearson correlation coefficients between the time and step count of 360 degrees turn test and the test time of the timed up and go test in patients with early knee osteoarthritis, respectively; while they are 0.547 and 0.388, the correlation in patients with advanced knee osteoarthritis are 0.697 and 0.700, respectively (p < 0.01).ConclusionsThe 360 degrees turn test is a evaluator that has excellent test-retest reliability and moderate to strong concurrent validity in patients with both early and advanced knee osteoarthritis and can be used in the assessment of dynamic balance in this population.