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High inter-tester reliability of the new mobility score in patients with hip fracture.

Tange Kristensen, Morten LU ; Bandholm, Thomas; Foss, Nicolai Bang; Ekdahl, Charlotte LU and Kehlet, Henrik (2008) In Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 40(7). p.589-591
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To assess the inter-tester reliability of the New Mobility Score in patients with acute hip fracture. DESIGN: An inter-tester reliability study. SUBJECTS: Forty-eight consecutive patients with acute hip fracture at a median age of 84 (interquartile range, 76-89) years; 40 admitted from their own home and 8 from nursing homes to an acute orthopaedic hip fracture unit at a university hospital. METHODS: The New Mobility Score, which evaluates the prefracture functional level with a score from 0 (not able to walk at all) to 9 (fully independent), was assessed by 2 independent physiotherapists at the orthopaedic ward. Inter-tester reliability was evaluated using the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC1.1) and the standard error... (More)
OBJECTIVE: To assess the inter-tester reliability of the New Mobility Score in patients with acute hip fracture. DESIGN: An inter-tester reliability study. SUBJECTS: Forty-eight consecutive patients with acute hip fracture at a median age of 84 (interquartile range, 76-89) years; 40 admitted from their own home and 8 from nursing homes to an acute orthopaedic hip fracture unit at a university hospital. METHODS: The New Mobility Score, which evaluates the prefracture functional level with a score from 0 (not able to walk at all) to 9 (fully independent), was assessed by 2 independent physiotherapists at the orthopaedic ward. Inter-tester reliability was evaluated using the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC1.1) and the standard error of measurement (SEM). RESULTS: The ICC between the 2 physiotherapists was 0.98, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.96-0.99 and the SEM was 0.42, 95% CI -0.40-1.24 New Mobility Score points. No systematic between-rater bias was observed (p>0.05). Patients who were scored differently by the 2 physiotherapists had significantly lower mental scores (p=0.02). CONCLUSION: The inter-tester reliability of the New Mobility Score is very high and can be recommended to evaluate the prefracture functional level in patients with acute hip fracture. (Less)
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Physical Therapy (Specialty): manpower, Hip Fractures: physiopathology, Hip Fractures: rehabilitation
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Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
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40
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7
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589 - 591
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Taylor & Francis
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1651-2081
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10.2340/16501977-0217
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  abstract     = {OBJECTIVE: To assess the inter-tester reliability of the New Mobility Score in patients with acute hip fracture. DESIGN: An inter-tester reliability study. SUBJECTS: Forty-eight consecutive patients with acute hip fracture at a median age of 84 (interquartile range, 76-89) years; 40 admitted from their own home and 8 from nursing homes to an acute orthopaedic hip fracture unit at a university hospital. METHODS: The New Mobility Score, which evaluates the prefracture functional level with a score from 0 (not able to walk at all) to 9 (fully independent), was assessed by 2 independent physiotherapists at the orthopaedic ward. Inter-tester reliability was evaluated using the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC1.1) and the standard error of measurement (SEM). RESULTS: The ICC between the 2 physiotherapists was 0.98, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.96-0.99 and the SEM was 0.42, 95% CI -0.40-1.24 New Mobility Score points. No systematic between-rater bias was observed (p>0.05). Patients who were scored differently by the 2 physiotherapists had significantly lower mental scores (p=0.02). CONCLUSION: The inter-tester reliability of the New Mobility Score is very high and can be recommended to evaluate the prefracture functional level in patients with acute hip fracture.},
  author       = {Tange Kristensen, Morten and Bandholm, Thomas and Foss, Nicolai Bang and Ekdahl, Charlotte and Kehlet, Henrik},
  issn         = {1651-2081},
  keyword      = {Physical Therapy (Specialty): manpower,Hip Fractures: physiopathology,Hip Fractures: rehabilitation},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {589--591},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine},
  title        = {High inter-tester reliability of the new mobility score in patients with hip fracture.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-0217},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2008},
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