Concordance of the assessment of pubertal development with the tanner scale between adolescents and a trained physician

Authors

  • Sandra Milena Rueda-Quijano Dirección de Investigaciones, Fundación Oftalmológica de Santander (FOSCAL).
  • Mónica Andrea Amador-Ariza Dirección de Investigaciones, Fundación Oftalmológica de Santander (FOSCAL).
  • Ana María Arboleda Dirección de Investigaciones, Fundación Oftalmológica de Santander (FOSCAL).
  • Johanna Otero Dirección de Investigaciones, Fundación Oftalmológica de Santander (FOSCAL).
  • Daniel Cohen Dirección de Investigaciones, Fundación Oftalmológica de Santander (FOSCAL). Facultad de Salud, Universidad de Santander (UDES).
  • Paul Anthony Camacho Dirección de Investigaciones, Fundación Oftalmológica de Santander (FOSCAL). Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga (UNAB).
  • Patricio López Jaramillo Dirección de Investigaciones, Fundación Oftalmológica de Santander (FOSCAL). Facultad de Salud, Universidad de Santander (UDES). Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga (UNAB). Facultad de Medicina Eugenio Espejo, Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial (UTE)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2019.363.4099

Keywords:

Growth and development, Adolescent, Self report, Child development, Puberty

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.

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2019-09-19

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Rueda-Quijano SM, Amador-Ariza MA, Arboleda AM, Otero J, Cohen D, Camacho PA, et al. Concordance of the assessment of pubertal development with the tanner scale between adolescents and a trained physician. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2019 Sep. 19 [cited 2024 Apr. 16];36(3):408-13. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/4099

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