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Titolo:
PRESSURE-CONTROLLED PALPATION - A NEW TECHNIQUE WHICH INCREASES THE RELIABILITY OF MANUAL PALPATION
Autore:
BENDTSEN L; JENSEN R; JENSEN NK; OLESEN J;
Indirizzi:
UNIV COPENHAGEN,GLOSTRUP HOSP,DEPT NEUROL DK-2600 GLOSTRUP DENMARK
Titolo Testata:
Cephalalgia
fascicolo: 3, volume: 15, anno: 1995,
pagine: 205 - 210
SICI:
0333-1024(1995)15:3<205:PP-ANT>2.0.ZU;2-I
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE; MUSCLE TENDERNESS; PAIN THRESHOLDS; FIBROMYALGIA; POPULATION; DIAGNOSIS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
19
Recensione:
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Citazione:
L. Bendtsen et al., "PRESSURE-CONTROLLED PALPATION - A NEW TECHNIQUE WHICH INCREASES THE RELIABILITY OF MANUAL PALPATION", Cephalalgia, 15(3), 1995, pp. 205-210

Abstract

The objective of the present study was to investigate whether the reliability of tenderness evaluation can be increased by using a new technique called ''pressure-controlled palpation'' (pcp). The technique has been made possible by a newly invented piece of equipment called a palpometer, with which a pressure-sensitive plastic film attached to the index finger records the pressure exerted. In 15 patients with chronic tension-type headache and in 15 healthy volunteers, 2 investigatorsstudied myofascial tenderness using conventional palpation and pressure-controlled palpation. Tenderness was scored on a 4-point scare in each of the examined pericranial regions. The sum of tenderness scores recorded by two observers using conventional palpation differed significantly (p = 0.0003), while results did not differ between observers using pressure-controlled palpation (p = 0.89). During palpation with seven different pressure intensities a positive and linear relation between pressure and pain intensity was found (p = 0.00006). Pain intensity reported by the subjects correlated highly with tenderness scored by the observer (r(s) = 0.95, p < 0.0001). These results demonstrate for the first time that tenderness scores can be compared between observers if palpation pressure is controlled pressure-controlled palpation represents a major improvement on current palpation techniques and should be standard in future research on myofascial pain disorders.

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