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Ankle sprain as a work-related accident: status of proprioception after 2 weeks.


ABSTRACT: Purpose:This study aims at verifying whether proprioception is abnormal or not, two weeks after a grade 1 and 2 ankle sprain in the scope of work-related accident. Methods:A descriptive, observation and transversal study was designed to compare speed, movement and oscilation of centre of pressure in employees of companies signed up to a mutual company. Participants' healthy feet comprised the control group, and feet that had undergone an ankle sprain due to a work-related accident comprised the cases group. The following stability tests were undertaken to both the healthy and injuried feet using a force plate: Monopodal Romberg test with eyes open, Monopodal Romberg test with eyes open on a 30 mm thick foam rubber, Monopodal Romberg test with eyes closed, and Romberg test as monopodal support with eyes closed on a 30 mm thick foam rubber. A multiple logistic regression analysis was performed. From the results of this regression model the COR curve test was performed. Results:71.7% accuracy in the predictions was attained. The equation was as follows: Condition (injured or healthy) = 0.052?% RGC AP Movement - 0.81?MREO AP Movement. The variable MREO antero-posterior movement was used in the COR curve methodology. The area under the curve was greater than 0.65 and at a 95% confidence interval the 0.75 value was included, which in our case was the injured subject condition. Values for sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value were 0.667, 0.633, 64.5%, and 65.5%, respectively. Conclusion:The participants in this study showed a diminished capacity for postural control in an ankle two weeks after an ankle sprain.

SUBMITTER: Gonzalez-Inigo S 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC5733905 | BioStudies | 2017-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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