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Title: Thermographic imaging in sports and exercise medicine: a Delphi study and consensus statement on the measurement of human skin temperature
Authors: Gomes Moreira, Danilo
Costello, Joseph T.
Brito, Ciro J.
Adamczyk, Jakub G.
Ammer, Kurt
Bach, Aaron J.E.
Costa, Carlos M.A.
Eglin, Clare
Fernandes, Alex A.
Fernandez-Cuevas, Ismael
Ferreira, Jose J.A.
Formenti, Damiano
Fournet, Damien
Havenith, George
Howell, Kevin
Jung, Anna
Kenny, Glen P.
Kolosovas-Machuca, Eleazar S.
Maley, Matthew J.
Merla, Arcangelo
Pascoe, David D.
Priego Quesada, Jose I.
Schwartz, Robert G.
Seixas, Aderito R.D.
Selfe, James
Vainer, Boris G.
Sillero-Quintana, Manuel
Keywords: Infrared thermography
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: GOMES MOREIRA, D. ...et al., 2017. Thermographic imaging in sports and exercise medicine: a Delphi study and consensus statement on the measurement of human skin temperature. Journal of Thermal Biology, 69, pp. 155-162.
Abstract: The importance of using infrared thermography (IRT) to assess skin temperature (tsk) is increasing in clinical settings. Recently, its use has been increasing in sports and exercise medicine; however, no consensus guideline exists to address the methods for collecting data in such situations. The aim of this study was to develop a checklist for the collection of tsk using IRT in sports and exercise medicine. We carried out a Delphi study to set a checklist based on consensus agreement from leading experts in the field. Panelists (n = 24) representing the areas of sport science (n = 8; 33%), physiology (n = 7; 29%), physiotherapy (n = 3; 13%) and medicine (n = 6; 25%), from 13 different countries completed the Delphi process. An initial list of 16 points was proposed which was rated and commented on by panelists in three rounds of anonymous surveys following a standard Delphi procedure. The panel reached consensus on 15 items which encompassed the participants’ demographic information, camera/room or environment setup and recording/analysis of tsk using IRT. The results of the Delphi produced the checklist entitled “Thermographic Imaging in Sports and Exercise Medicine (TISEM)” which is a proposal to standardize the collection and analysis of tsk data using IRT. It is intended that the TISEM can also be applied to evaluate bias in thermographic studies and to guide practitioners in the use of this technique.
Description: This paper was published in the journal Journal of Thermal Biology and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2017.07.006.
Sponsor: National Council of Scientific and Technologic Development (CNPq) for the phD Scholarship number 205815/2014-6 for DGM and 234243/2014-7 for CJB.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2017.07.006
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/25984
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2017.07.006
ISSN: 0306-4565
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