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Inter-rater Reliability and Between-days Repeatability of Eight Physical Performance Tests

Horneij, Eva LU ; Holmström, Eva B LU ; Hemborg, Bertil; Isberg, Per-Erik LU and Ekdahl, Charlotte LU (2002) In Advances in Physiotherapy 4(4). p.146-160
Abstract
Results of reliability studies on physical performance tests are often conflicting. The main purpose of this study was to analyse the inter-rater reliability and between-days repeatability of physical performance tests on a female working population. Twenty-two nursing aides/ assistant nurses were tested twice, with, on average, a 5-day interval. Seventeen of these were tested again, after an average of 16 days. Isometric endurance of the neck flexors, abdominal, back and shoulder muscles, standing balance and two lifting tests (lumbar and cervical Progressive Isoinertial Lifting Evaluation {PILE} tests) were evaluated. Intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC), standard error of measurement (SEM), coefficient of variation (CV) and limits... (More)
Results of reliability studies on physical performance tests are often conflicting. The main purpose of this study was to analyse the inter-rater reliability and between-days repeatability of physical performance tests on a female working population. Twenty-two nursing aides/ assistant nurses were tested twice, with, on average, a 5-day interval. Seventeen of these were tested again, after an average of 16 days. Isometric endurance of the neck flexors, abdominal, back and shoulder muscles, standing balance and two lifting tests (lumbar and cervical Progressive Isoinertial Lifting Evaluation {PILE} tests) were evaluated. Intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC), standard error of measurement (SEM), coefficient of variation (CV) and limits of agreement (LOA and LOAratio) were calculated. The inter-rater reliability was high for all tests. The between-days repeatability, however, differed depending on the statistical method employed. Only one of the tests - the cervical PILE test - was considered reliable between-days. Muscular endurance tests, the lumbar PILE test and standing balance tests, as performed in this study, did not give reliable between-days results. (Less)
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WORKING POPULATION, STANDING BALANCE, NURSING AIDES, MUSCULAR ENDURANCE, LIFTING TEST
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  abstract     = {Results of reliability studies on physical performance tests are often conflicting. The main purpose of this study was to analyse the inter-rater reliability and between-days repeatability of physical performance tests on a female working population. Twenty-two nursing aides/ assistant nurses were tested twice, with, on average, a 5-day interval. Seventeen of these were tested again, after an average of 16 days. Isometric endurance of the neck flexors, abdominal, back and shoulder muscles, standing balance and two lifting tests (lumbar and cervical Progressive Isoinertial Lifting Evaluation {PILE} tests) were evaluated. Intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC), standard error of measurement (SEM), coefficient of variation (CV) and limits of agreement (LOA and LOAratio) were calculated. The inter-rater reliability was high for all tests. The between-days repeatability, however, differed depending on the statistical method employed. Only one of the tests - the cervical PILE test - was considered reliable between-days. Muscular endurance tests, the lumbar PILE test and standing balance tests, as performed in this study, did not give reliable between-days results.},
  author       = {Horneij, Eva and Holmström, Eva B and Hemborg, Bertil and Isberg, Per-Erik and Ekdahl, Charlotte},
  issn         = {1651-1948},
  keyword      = {WORKING POPULATION,STANDING BALANCE,NURSING AIDES,MUSCULAR ENDURANCE,LIFTING TEST},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {146--160},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Advances in Physiotherapy},
  title        = {Inter-rater Reliability and Between-days Repeatability of Eight Physical Performance Tests},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14038190260501596},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2002},
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