Accession Number : AD1043170


Title :   A Goniometry Paradigm Shift to Measure Burn Scar Contracture in Burn Patients


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,15 Sep 2016,14 Sep 2017


Corporate Author : Geneva Foundation Tacoma United States


Personal Author(s) : Parry, Ingrid


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1043170.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : Objective: To test more extensively a recently designed Revised Goniometry (RG) method and compare it to Standard Goniometry (SG) used to measure burn scar contracted joint angles for determining disability severity and function in a burn population. Hypothesis: Significant statistical differences in patient joint angle measurements will be found between SG techniques compared to RG techniques which incorporate CKM and CFU principles. Specific Aim 1: To compare the average reduction in joint range of motion measured with the standard GM measurements to a newly conceived set of revised GM measurements in a burn population across six (6) joints of interest in eleven (11) single directions. Specific Aim 2: To compare the average reduction in joint range of motion measured with the standard GM measurements to a newly conceived set of revised GM measurements in a burn population for each of the six (6) joints of interest in eleven (11) single directions. Specific Aim 3: To examine the association between the reduction in the joint range of motion and the extent of cutaneous surface area involvement. *Note specific aims updated to align with core protocol.


Descriptors :   motion , patients , burns , wounds and injuries , scars , JOINTS (ANATOMY) , MOBILITY IMPAIRMENT


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE