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Assessment of trunk control in patients with neuromuscular diseases: Validity and reliability of the Trunk Impairment Scale [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. Ahead of Print: TJN-36024

Assessment of trunk control in patients with neuromuscular diseases: Validity and reliability of the Trunk Impairment Scale

Yasemin Parlak Demir1, Sibel Aksu Yıldırım2
1Atılım University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Ankara
2Hacettepe University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Ankara

Objective: The aim of our study was to determine the reliability and validity of theTrunk Impairment Scale (TIS) in people with adult neuromuscular diseases (NMD).
Materials and Methods: Sixty six people with NMD participated in the study patients were evaluated using the TIS, Manual muscle test (trunk, upper and lower extremities), Motor Function Measurement (MFM), Functional Independency Measurement (FIM) and the Rivermead Mobility Index (RMI).
Results: Test-retest reliability was excellent for the TIS. The intraclass correlation coefficient score was 0.98. The Cronbach alpha value was 0.82. The TIS was found to be correlated with MFM (r=0.30), MFM trunk (r= 0,31), trunk muscle strength (r=0.34), lower extremity muscle strength (r = 0.60, p <0.05), for construct validity. The TIS was found to be correlated with FIM (r=0.32, p<0.05) and RMI (r=0.39, p<0.05) for convergent validity.
Conclusion: Our results confirm that the TIS is an easy, intra-rater reliable, and a valid instrument for the measurement of trunk performance in ambulatory NMD patients. TIS is a measure that can be completed easily and in a short time in rehabilitation clinics.

Keywords: Adult Neuromuscular Disease, Trunk Impairment Scale, Validity, Reliability




Corresponding Author: Yasemin Parlak Demir, Türkiye


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