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Author Lima, Maria Aparecida De Medeiros ♦ Melo, Vanessa Ferreira Amorim De ♦ Silva, Rita De Cassia Gengo E.
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Content type Text
Publisher Sociedade Brasileira de Angiologia e de Cirurgia Vascular (SBACV)
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2015-12-15
Copyright Year ©2014
Language English ♦ Portuguese
Subject Domain (in LCC) RD1-811 ♦ RC666-701
Subject Keyword Determinação da pressão arterial ♦ Internal medicine ♦ Medicine ♦ Índice tornozelo-braço ♦ Specialties of internal medicine ♦ Doença arterial periférica ♦ Surgery
Abstract INTRODUCTION: The conventional method for measuring the ankle-brachial index (ABI) requires a vascular Doppler machine and a trained professional, which is a barrier to the examination becoming more widely adopted across health services. For this reason, the possibility of substituting Doppler monitors for other types of device has been investigated. The objective of this study was to assess the validity, reliability and accuracy of taking ABI measurement using oscillometric devices and compare them to vascular Doppler. METHODS: This is an integrative literature review of four articles. RESULTS: There was very little uniformity between the four studies in terms of ample populations or the methodological procedures used to measure systolic pressures. The results for sensitivity, specificity and positive and negative predictive values varied and so did measures of reliability. CONCLUSIONS: The results of these studies do not provide a basis from which conclusions can be drawn on the validity, reliability or accuracy of employing oscillometric devices as a substitute for Doppler for determination of ABI.
ISSN 16777301
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-03-01
e-ISSN 16775449
Journal Jornal Vascular Brasileiro
Volume Number 13
Issue Number 1
Page Count 7
Starting Page 27
Ending Page 33


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