Title: Intertester and intratester reliability of a movement control test battery for patients with knee osteoarthritis and controls
Authors : Kaukinen, P.T.
Arokoski, J.P.
Huber, E.O.
Luomajoki, H.A.
Published in : Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions
Volume(Issue) : 17
Issue : 3
Pages : 197
Pages to: 208
Publisher / Ed. Institution : The International Society of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Griechenland
Issue Date: 2017
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Movement control; Reliability; Knee osteoarthritis
Subject (DDC) : 615.82: Physical therapy
616.7: Diseases of musculoskeletal system and orthopaedics
Abstract: Objectives: To develop a test battery of movement control (MC) tests and assess its intertester and intratester reliability. Methods: 29 subjects with knee OA with mean age of 64.7 (SD 8.7) years and 12 controls without either knee pain or previous diagnosis of OA (mean age 36.6 (SD 16.2) years) were included. Two experienced physiotherapists rated the filmed test performance of six MC tests blinded to the patients and to each other on 3-point scale as correct, incorrect or failed. Weighted kappa coefficient (wK) with 95% confidence interval (95%CI) and the percentage of agreement were calculated for each test. Results: One-leg stance, one-leg squat 30 degrees and step down tests showed moderate to excellent inter- and intratester reliability with wK ranging between 0.43-0.85 for intertester and 0.51-0.80 for intratester reliability. The reliability of the 90 degrees squat test, small squat and step up tests was poor (wK ranging between 0.09-0.50). Conclusions: One-leg stance test, one-leg squat 30 degrees and step down test are reliable in the subjects with knee OA and controls. Further studies are needed to evaluate the discriminative validity of the reliable tests.
Departement: Gesundheit
Organisational Unit: Institute of Physiotherapy (IPT)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
ISSN: 1108-7161
URI: http://www.ismni.org/jmni/pdf/69/jmni_17_197.pdf
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