Title

Intra-rater reliability of 'GetMyROM' Iphone application as an alternative in measuring the passive range of motion of shoulder and knee joints

Date of Completion

2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Keywords

Shoulder Joint, Knee Joint, Technology Assessment, Biomedical

Abstract

This study utilized a re-test design to determine the passive range of motions of shoulder and knee joint from goniometer and GetMyROM application and the significant difference between the values obtained in measuring the passive range of motion from both devices. Simple random sampling from the total population of Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy class of 2015 of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute was employed. Fifteen (15) males and 15 females were randomly selected using fishbowl technique. Since this study was looking for the healthy shoulder and knee joints, the students of the mentioned school were the best choice because all of the students have undergone proper physical examination prior to their admission. In testing the realiability of using GetMyROM Iphone application as an alternative way in measuring the passive range of motion, the Cronbach’s alpha was used. T-test was used to determine if there were significant differences present between the measurements obtained from goniometer and the GetMyROM application. The results showed significant difference between values obtained from shoulder flexion and abduction only. Cronbach's alpha showed that GetMyROM is reliable in all the motions tested except for shoulder flexion. This might be caused by improper placement and stabilization of the devices. The researchers concluded that GetMyROM application is reliable and can be used as an alternative way in measuring passive range of motion of shoulder abduction, internal and external rotation and knee flexion.

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