Pomeroy, V M, Pramanik, A, Sykes, L, Richards, James and Hill, E (2003) Agreement between physiotherapists on quality of movement rated via videotape. Clinical rehabilitation, 17 (3). pp. 264-72. ISSN 0269-2155
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/0269215503cr607oa
Although achieving quality of movement after stroke is an important aim of physiotherapy it is rarely measured objectively or described explicitly.
To test whether physiotherapists agree on a composite measure of quality of movement. SETTING; A movement analysis laboratory
Ten stroke patients and 10 healthy age-matched volunteers.
All subjects were videofilmed performing three trials of six standardized functional tasks. Two videotapes were made, each with a different randomized order of appearance of the trials. Ten senior physiotherapists independently rated the videotapes twice using a 100-mm visual analogue scale.
Analysis of variance models were fitted to transformed data. Estimates of components of variance were calculated and presented as a percentage of the total variance for differences, within subjects (intra-subject), between raters (inter-rater) and within raters (intra-rater). An acceptable percentage was set at less than 10%.
The percentage of intra-subject variance ranged from 1% (pick up box and walking) to 9% (step on block). The percentage of inter-rater variance ranged from 18% (pick up pencil) to 38% (sit to stand). The percentage of intra-rater variance was less than 1% for all tasks.
Although physiotherapists disagreed with each other on quality of movement they were more consistent in their own scoring.
|Schools:||Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Health Sciences|
|Deposited By:||James Richards|
|Deposited On:||26 Jun 2013 13:40|
|Last Modified:||17 May 2016 12:42|
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