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Reliability of infrared thermography in skin temperature evaluation of wheelchair users
Año:2014
Áreas de investigación
  • Biomedicina
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Descripción
Objective: To examine the reliability of infrared thermography (IRT) in wheelchair users (WCUs), as a noninvasive and risk-free technique to detect the natural thermal radiation emitted by human skin and to allow subsequent interpretations of temperature distributions. Setting: Research Center on Physical Disability of Valladolid, ASPAYM Castilla y León Foundation, Spain. Methods: Twenty-four manual WCUs (22 men, 2 women) participated in this study. Skin temperature (Tsk) of 16 and 20 areas of the front and rear upper body respectively, were measured using an infrared camera. Two thermographic images were recorded each session during two separate days for 24 hours. Results were analyzed using descriptive statistics, intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs), coefficients of variation (CVs) and side-to-side skin temperature differences (?Tsk). Results: The intraclass correlation coefficient produced values ranging from .15 to .95 for the various regions of interest. The coefficient of variation ranged between 1.05 to 6.18%. The mean Tsk of front upper body was 31.92ºC, and rear upper body was 31.77ºC. The total ?Tsk was 0.09±0.44ºC, r=0.583. Conclusions: The reliability of IRT varies depending on the analyzed areas. IRT is a noninvasive and noncontact technique that allows measuring the temperature of the skin, and with which to advance in WCUs research.
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Título de la revista
Spinal Cord
ISSN
1362-4393
Factor de impacto JCR
1,699
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DOI
10.1038/sc.2014.212
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  • Autor: Pedro Jose Benito Peinado (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ejercicio Físico, Salud y sus Fundamentos Fisiológicos (EFISAF)
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