Concordancia en la evaluación del desarrollo puberal mediante la escala de tanner entre adolescentes y un médico entrenado

Translated title of the contribution: Concordance of the assessment of pubertal development with the tanner scale between adolescents and a trained physician

Sandra Milena Rueda-Quijano, Mónica Andrea Amador-Ariza, Ana María Arboleda, Johanna Otero, Daniel Cohen, Paul Anthony Camacho, Patricio López Jaramillo

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Abstract

Objectives. To assess the concordance between self-assessment of pubertal development with the Tanner scale performed by adolescents compared to the assessment performed by a trained physician. Materials and Methods. As part of the SIMAC project, data was collected on 244 adolescents. At baseline, we included an anthropometric and pubertal development assessment, with a self-assessment by the participants. Results. We included 229 teenagers from 12 to 17 years old. The agreement between the self-assessment and the clinical evaluation with the Tanner scale presented an 88.3% agreement and a weighted kappa coefficient of 0.554. The self-assessment in women showed a good agreement (kappaweighted=0.653) and in men a moderate agreement (kappaweighted=0.464). The only variable with a significant influence on the agreement ability was gender; the disagreement probability in males was 63% greater than in females, regardless of age, height, or weight (95% CI: 1,18-2, 26). Conclusions. Self-assessment was not accurate enough to replace medical examination, especially in males. More research is needed on this subject considering the impact that self-assessment of sexual development could have.

Translated title of the contributionConcordance of the assessment of pubertal development with the tanner scale between adolescents and a trained physician
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)408-413
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

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