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Comparison of Vascular Doppler and Sphygmomanometer for Measurement of Ankle-brachial Index


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1 Institute for Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation, India
2 Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Pune, India
3 Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation, Indian Orthopaedic Research Group, India
4 Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation, India
     

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Objective: The purpose of the study was to compare the values of ankle brachial index (ABI) measured by Doppler and by sphygmomanometer.

Method: Thirty people were assessed for the ABI measurement through Doppler method by one investigator and by sphygmomanometer method done by another investigator.

Results: The correlation between the ABI taken with sphygmomanometer and with Doppler was 0.745. The value suggests positive correlation between the two. But kappa score was 0.267 with p value 0.143 implied that ABI measurement with Doppler could not be replaced with measurement with help of sphygmomanometer.

Conclusion: Best method of measuring ABI is with Doppler. ABI Measurement with sphygmomanometer does not give good result as compared to Doppler.


Keywords

Ankle Brachial Index (ABI), Doppler, Sphygmomanometer
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Authors

N. D. Vidhani
Institute for Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation, India
R. M. Nagarwala
Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Pune, India
N. S. Jalan
Institute for Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation, India
S. A. Rairikar
Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Pune, India
A. K. Shyam
Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation, Indian Orthopaedic Research Group, India
P. K. Sancheti
Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation, India

Abstract


Objective: The purpose of the study was to compare the values of ankle brachial index (ABI) measured by Doppler and by sphygmomanometer.

Method: Thirty people were assessed for the ABI measurement through Doppler method by one investigator and by sphygmomanometer method done by another investigator.

Results: The correlation between the ABI taken with sphygmomanometer and with Doppler was 0.745. The value suggests positive correlation between the two. But kappa score was 0.267 with p value 0.143 implied that ABI measurement with Doppler could not be replaced with measurement with help of sphygmomanometer.

Conclusion: Best method of measuring ABI is with Doppler. ABI Measurement with sphygmomanometer does not give good result as compared to Doppler.


Keywords


Ankle Brachial Index (ABI), Doppler, Sphygmomanometer