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The reliability of lumbar motion palpation using continuous analysis and confidence ratings: choosing a relevant index of agreement

June 10, 2016

Introduction: Most studies show motion palpation unreliable. This study’s primary objective was assessing its reliability using a continuous measure methods, most-fixated level paradigm, stratified by examiners’ confidence; and the secondary objective was comparing various indices of examiner agreement. Methods: Thirty-four minimally symptomatic participants were palpated in side posture by two experienced examiners. Interexaminer differences in identifying the most-fixated level and degree of examiner confidence

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Interexaminer reliability of cervical motion palpation using continuous measures and rater confidence levels

May 21, 2014

Introduction: Motion palpators usually rate the movement of each spinal level palpated, and their reliability is assessed based upon discrete paired observations. We hypothesized that asking motion palpators to identify the most fixated cervical spinal level to allow calculating reliability at the group level might be a useful alternative approach. Methods: Three examiners palpated 29

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