Revista de Salud Pública
versión impresa ISSN 0124-0064
NODARI-JUNIOR, Rudy José; HEBERLE, Alexandre; FERREIRA-EMYGDIO, Rogério y IRANY-KNACKFUSS, Maria. Using fingerprints for health diagnosis: Computerised scanning validation. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2008, vol.10, n.5, pp. 767-776. ISSN 0124-0064.
Objective Validating the computerised scanning of fingerprints as a health diagnosis instrument. Materials and methods A sample of n=15 individuals, two investigators X and two sample methods X. Cummins and Midlo's protocol was used as follows: computerized (M1) and traditional (M2). Results M1 had greater quantitative capacity for identifying the number of lines. M1 was more efficient, having a higher level of positivity. There was no significant difference between intra- (M1 and M2) and inter-investigator (investigator 1 x investigator 2) observations, thereby showing M1 reproducibility and reliability. There were significant differences between the mean values of the squares of inter-investigator differences (M2's amplitude was 4 times greater). Conclusion The results showed the efficiency of M1 in processing genetic marker imagesfingerprints, thus validating the computerized prototype as a diagnostic instrument health instrument.
Palabras llave : Dermatoglyphics; diagnosis; software validation.