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Title: Reproducibility of repeated measurements with the Kikuhime pressure sensor under pressure garments in burn scar treatment
Authors: Van den Kerckhove, Eric ×
Fieuws, Steffen
Massagé, Patrick
Hierner, Robert
Boeckx, Willy
Deleuze, Jean-Paul
Laperre, Jan
Anthonissen, Mieke #
Issue Date: Aug-2007
Publisher: Butterworths
Series Title: Burns vol:33 issue:5 pages:572-578
Abstract: This study investigated the reproducibility of repeated measurements with the Kikuhime pressure sensor under two different types of pressure garments used in the treatment and prevention of scars after burns. Also efficiency of garments was assessed in clinical circumstances by assessing pressure loss and residual pressure after 1 month. Intra- and inter-observer reproducibility and repeated measurements with 1-month time lapse were examined on 55 sites in 26 subjects by means of intra-class correlation coefficients and standard error of measurements. Results showed good to excellent ICC and low SEMs in the two conditions. There was a significant difference in pressure after 1 month between elastic tricot and weft knit garments, although evolution of pressure loss after 1 month was similar. Concerning different locations, there was a significant difference in pressure loss after 1 month between gloves and sleeves with the largest pressure loss for sleeves. Considering these results we concluded that the Kikuhime pressure sensor provides valid and reliable information and can be used in comparative clinical trials to evaluate pressure garments used in burn scar treatment. Secondly, elastic tricot garments in our study tended to have higher clinical pressures but both types of garments had similar pressure loss over time.
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ISSN: 0305-4179
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Leuven Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics Centre (L-BioStat)
Plastic, Reconstructive and Estetic Surgery Section (-)
Department of Kinesiology - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
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