Measurement properties of the craniocervical flexion take a look at: a scientific evaluation protocol.
BMJ Open. 2018 02 22;eight(2):e019486
Authors: Araujo FX, Ferreira GE, Scholl Schell M, Castro MP, Silva MF, Ribeiro DC
INTRODUCTION: Neck ache is the main explanation for years lived with incapacity worldwide and it accounts for prime financial and societal burden. Altered activation of the neck muscle tissue is a standard musculoskeletal impairment offered by sufferers with neck ache. The craniocervical flexion take a look at with strain biofeedback unit has been extensively utilized in medical follow to evaluate operate of deep neck flexor muscle tissue. This systematic evaluation will assess the measurement properties of the craniocervical flexion take a look at for assessing deep cervical flexor muscle tissue.
METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This can be a protocol for a scientific evaluation that can comply with the Most popular Reporting Gadgets for Systematic Overview and Meta-Evaluation assertion. MEDLINE (by way of PubMed), EMBASE, PEDro, Cochrane Central Register of Managed Trials (CENTRAL), Scopus and Science Direct will likely be systematically searched from inception. Research of any design which have investigated and reported at the very least one measurement property of the craniocervical flexion take a look at for assessing the deep cervical flexor muscle tissue will likely be included. All measurement properties will likely be thought-about as outcomes. Two reviewers will independently price the chance of bias of particular person research utilizing the up to date COnsensus-based Requirements for the number of well being Measurement Devices danger of bias guidelines. A structured narrative synthesis will likely be used for information evaluation. Quantitative findings for every measurement property will likely be summarised. The general score for a measurement property will likely be categorized as ‘optimistic’, ‘indeterminate’ or ‘destructive’. The general score will likely be accompanied with a degree of proof.
ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: Moral approval and affected person consent are usually not required since this can be a systematic evaluation primarily based on revealed research. Findings will likely be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal for publication.
PROSPERO REGISTRATION NUMBER: CRD42017062175.
PMID: 29472267 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]