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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30

Comments on reliability and validity of X-ray findings in cervical dysfunction: A brief review


Department of Physical Therapy and Health Rehabilitation, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia

Date of Submission22-May-2019
Date of Acceptance03-Apr-2020
Date of Web Publication16-May-2020

Correspondence Address:
Mazen Alqahtani
Department of Physical Therapy and Health Rehabilitation, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Majmaah 11952
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/sjsm.sjsm_6_19

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Kashoo FZ, Alqahtani M. Comments on reliability and validity of X-ray findings in cervical dysfunction: A brief review. Saudi J Sports Med 2019;19:30

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Kashoo FZ, Alqahtani M. Comments on reliability and validity of X-ray findings in cervical dysfunction: A brief review. Saudi J Sports Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Jun 7];19:30. Available from: http://www.sjosm.org/text.asp?2019/19/1/30/284308



Dear Editor,

We read with interest the study by Navjeet Kaur et al.[1] published in the May–August 2018 issue of the Saudi Journal of Sports Medicine. The study reviews the articles investigating the role of X-ray as a tool to evaluate the status of patients with cervical dysfunction. I would like to congratulate the authors for this successful review article.

There are some methodological concerns before we proceed to conclude the articles included in this review. Even though the study is a brief review article, a researcher needs to follow certain basic principles to improve the quality of review study. The period within which the articles were extracted from the scientific database, as well as the quality of studies or level of evidence, was not reported in this study. The search strategies such as filters used and Boolean operators used between keywords,[2] language, and other filters were also not reported. Finally, based on the studies that included the evidence, the data seem insufficient to conclude that the X-ray cannot be used to evaluate the neurological outcome. Moreover, researches have proven that the X-ray would constitute a part of a comprehensive neurological assessment needed to evaluate the neurological outcome of a patient.[3]

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Kaur N, Arumugam N, Gambhir S. Reliability and validity of X-ray findings in cervical dysfunction: A brief review. Saudi J Sports Med 2018;18:59.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Alqahtani MM, Kashoo FZ. Physical therapy in cervicogenic dizziness. Physical Therapy 2020;9:1-6.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Kashoo FZ, Ahmad M. Comment to “The effects of Kinesio taping of lower limbs on functional mobility, spasticity, and range of motion of children with spastic cerebral palsy” by Mirjavad Tabatabaee et al. The Egyptian J Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery 2020;56:1-2.  Back to cited text no. 3
    




 

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