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dc.contributor.authorKapıcıoğlu, MEHMET
dc.contributor.authorKüçükdurmaz, F
dc.contributor.authorAğır, M
dc.contributor.authorErden, T
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-25T20:59:47Z
dc.date.available2019-12-25T20:59:47Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-01
dc.identifier.citationKapıcıoğlu M., Erden T., Ağır M., Küçükdurmaz F., -The reliability of use of WhatsApp in type 1 and type 2 pediatric supracondylar fractures.-, Eklem hastaliklari ve cerrahisi = Joint diseases & related surgery, cilt.30, ss.149-54, 2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12645/10885
dc.description.abstractObjectives: This study aims to evaluate the reliability of the assessment of radiological X-ray images of traumatic injuries in the elbows of children using WhatsApp application, compared to true-size images on a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) screen. Patients and methods: Between November 2017 and March 2018, X-ray images of a total of 90 pediatric patients (53 males, 37 females; mean age 6.2 years; range, 2 to 10 years) with an elbow injury were retrospectively evaluated. The images were captured and sent to three orthopedic surgeons via the WhatsApp instant messaging application on an iPhone 7S smartphone. Observers were asked to diagnose and classify for each case over their personal smartphones. The three observers independently assessed the images with a sevenday interval. Following one-week interval, revaluation was conducted using the PACS. Intra- and interobserver reliability were calculated by Cohen Kappa statistics. Results: There was a good agreement between the first and second evaluations by the physicians via WhatsApp (k=0.74). The intraobserver reliability was very good (k=0.8), moderate (k=0.55), and good (k=0.67). There was no significant difference in the intra- and interobserver reliability between the groups. Conclusion: Using WhatsApp for consulting is a reliable method which can be used in the emergency setting for decision-making. Using WhatsApp can improve the efficacy of medical assessment and reduce waiting time in emergency admissions, although this method is not a substitution for evaluation of the images using computer-based PACS.en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.subjectFracture
dc.subjectPediatric elbow
dc.subjectSmartphone
dc.subjectSupracondylar fracture
dc.subjectWhatsApp
dc.titleThe reliability of use of WhatsApp in type 1 and type 2 pediatric supracondylar fractures.
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000475356700014
dc.identifier.scopus85069560025
dc.identifier.doi10.5606/ehc.2019.66166
dc.identifier.pubmed31291864
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