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Intra-examiner reliability of measurements of ankle range of motion using a modified inclinometer: a pilot study

August 22, 2017

A modified inclinometer was designed for measuring total ankle range of motion (ROM) in the standing position for a large future study. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the intra-examiner reliability of this new device in order to see if the examiner would be able to produce equally reliable measurements with this

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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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Is “fear of passive movement” a distinctive component of the Fear-Avoidance Model in whiplash?

August 31, 2015

Objectives: Modify the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia(TSK) for ‘fear of passive motion’ beliefs. Methods: With permission, a 14-item modification, the TSK-PM (passive movement), was created. Test-retest reliability was tested first. Construct validity was tested in chronic whiplash patients by comparing the TSKPM with the TSK, the Neck Disability Index (NDI) and cervical ranges of motion.

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Intra- and inter-observer reliability of the Cobb measurement by chiropractic interns using digital evaluation methods

August 31, 2015

Introduction: It is important to create a body of evidence surrounding the reliability of certain diagnostic criteria. While the reliability of the Cobb measurement is well established with various licensed health care professionals, this study aims to determine the interand intra-observer reliability of the Cobb Measurement among chiropractic interns. Methods: Fourteen chiropractic interns analyzed 10

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Several strategies for evaluating the objectivity of measurements in clinical research and practice

August 14, 2014

The objectivity (interexaminer reliability) of measurement in chiropractic provides a basis for judging the quality of information in clinical research and practice. Objectivity may be determined by formal measurement evaluation studies and by sampling within clinical trials. Interpretation of inter-examiner reliability requires descriptive and inferential statistics selected on the basis of the mathematical properties of

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