Read by QxMD icon Read

intra-rater reliability

Sergio Barroso Rosa, Zaid Bahho, Kenji Doma, Kaushik Hazratwala, Peter McEwen, Varaguna Manoharan, Brent Matthews, Matthew Wilkinson
INTRODUCTION: Patella alta (PA) is one of the primary correctable risk factors for patellofemoral instability (PFI). Both an accurate diagnosis of PA and a clinically relevant target for correction are necessary for optimal treatment. An ideal test for PA should relate the position of the patella to the femur rather than tibia, should do so with the quadriceps contracted and the patellar tendon under tension and should have good sensitivity and specificity. None of the currently used radiographic tests PA meet these criteria, most of which are based on the position of the patella relative to the tibia with diagnostic cutoffs based on 2 standard deviations from the mean rather than optimal sensitivity and specificity...
March 15, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
James Watson, Robert M Barker-Davies, Alexander N Bennett, Daniel T P Fong, Patrick C Wheeler, Mark Lewis, Craig Ranson
Objective: Several lower limb tendinopathy treatment modalities involve identification of pathological paratendinous or intratendinous neovascularisation to target proposed co-location of painful neoneuralisation. The ability to reliably locate and assess the degree of neovascularity is therefore clinically important. The Modified Ohberg Score (MOS) is frequently used to determine degree of neovascularity, but reliability has yet to be established among Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) consultants...
2018: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
Katrine Tranaas Vannebo, Vegard Moe Iversen, Marius Steiro Fimland, Paul Jarle Mork
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of test-retest reliability studies of measurements of cervical muscle strength, taking into account gender and possible learning effects. OBJECTIVE: To investigate test-retest reliability of measurement of maximal isometric cervical muscle strength by handheld dynamometry. METHODS: Thirty women (age 20-58 years) and 28 men (age 20-60 years) participated in the study. Maximal isometric strength (neck flexion, neck extension, and right/left lateral flexion) was measured on three separate days at least five days apart by one evaluator...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Mahdieh Khodaei, Doug Hill, Rui Zheng, Lawrence H Le, Edmond H M Lou
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the intra- and inter-rater reliabilities of spinal flexibility measurements using ultrasound imaging on non-surgical candidates with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). METHODS: Twenty-eight consecutive consented AIS subjects (25 F; 3 M) were recruited; 24 subjects' data were used for analysis. This study explored curve magnitude differences between standing, prone and voluntary maximum side-bending postures to assess the reliability of spinal flexibility (SF)...
March 9, 2018: European Spine Journal
Melissa R Mandarakas, Kristy J Rose, Oranee Sanmaneechai, Manoj P Menezes, Kathryn M Refshauge, Joshua Burns
A functional outcome measure for infants (aged 0-3 years) with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is needed for upcoming disease-modifying trials. A systematic review of outcome measures for infants with neuromuscular disorders was completed to determine if validated measures were available for the CMT infant population. We assessed 20,375 papers and identified seven functional outcome measures for infants with neuromuscular disorders. Six were developed and validated for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). There were no CMT-specific outcome measures identified, however one (Motor Function Measure) assessed a range of neuromuscular disorders including 13 infants and children with CMT...
March 9, 2018: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
Jessica M Pisegna, James C Borders, Asako Kaneoka, Wendy J Coster, Rebecca Leonard, Susan E Langmore
The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of residue ratings on Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). We also examined rating differences based on experience to determine if years of experience influenced residue ratings. A group of 44 raters watched 81 FEES videos representing a wide range of residue severities for thin liquid, applesauce, and cracker boluses. Raters were untrained on the rating scales and simply rated their overall impression of residue amount on a visual analog scale (VAS) and a five-point ordinal scale in a randomized fashion across two sessions...
March 7, 2018: Dysphagia
Chiara Pane, Teresa Costabile, Adriana Salvati, Dalila Luisa Aurisicchio, Filomena Abate, Angese Liguori, Francesca Paciello, Silvio Peluso, Fiore Manganelli, Giuseppe De Michele, Alessandro Filla, Francesco Saccà
BACKGROUND: During neurological evaluation, dysarthria is not rated using quantitative measures, but rather using a qualitative approach. OBJECTIVE: Aim of our study was to validate and acquire normative values for the PATA Rate Task (PRT), a quantitative test used to measure the severity of dysarthria. METHODS: For the PRT probands are invited to repeat the syllables "PA-TA" as quickly as possible during a 10-s interval. The score consists in the number of correct repetition of both syllables...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Neurology
Kristoffer Weisskirchner Barfod, Anja Falk Riecke, Anders Boesen, Philip Hansen, Jens Friedrich Maier, Simon Doessing, Anders Troelsen
INTRODUCTION: Valid length measurements of the different segments of the Achilles tendon are needed in order to investigate if differential elongation of the Achilles tendon takes place after rupture. The purpose of this paper was to present data concerning the accuracy and reliability of an ultrasound measurement of the free part of the Achilles tendon. METHODS: Both legs of 19 non-injured subjects were examined by magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) and ultrasound...
March 2018: Danish Medical Journal
Barbara Seebacher, Raija Kuisma, Angela Glynn, Thomas Berger
Background: Motor imagery (MI) is increasingly used in neurorehabilitation to facilitate motor performance. Our previous study results demonstrated significantly improved walking after rhythmic-cued MI in people with multiple sclerosis (pwMS). The present feasibility study was aimed to obtain preliminary information of changes in walking, fatigue, quality of life (QoL) and MI ability following cued and non-cued MI in pwMS. The study further investigated the feasibility of a larger study and examined the reliability of a two-dimensional gait analysis system...
2018: Archives of Physiotherapy
Mick James, Jon Painter, Bill Buckingham, Malcolm W Stewart
Aims and method The Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) and its older adults' version (HoNOS 65+) have been used widely for 20 years, but their glossaries have not been revised to reflect clinicians' experiences or changes in service delivery. The Royal College of Psychiatrists convened an international advisory board, with UK, Australian and New Zealand expertise, to identify desirable amendments. The aim was to improve rater experience by removing ambiguity and inconsistency in the glossary rather than more radical revision...
March 5, 2018: BJPsych Bulletin
Amanda C Cunha, Lucia Hs Cevidanes, Eduardo F Sant'Anna, Fabio R Guedes, Ronir R Luiz, James A McNamara, Lorenzo Franchi, Antonio Carlos O Ruellas
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the reproducibility of skeletal maturation assessments by raters with similar orthodontic experience using hand-wrist (HW) and cervical vertebral maturation (CVM) methods. METHODS: Hand-wrist and lateral cephalometric radiographs from 15 subjects (8 males and 7 females; ages, 9-16 years) were selected randomly. HW skeletal maturation was evaluated by the method of Greulich and Pyle, and CVM staging was evaluated by the method of Baccetti et al...
March 2, 2018: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
David Drynan, Milford McArthur, Ashray Vohora, Darren Hinton, Grant Menegon, Matthew P R Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Surgical planning in trauma is essential for optimal patient care and best patient outcomes. Digital radiography has improved the availability, convenience and access to radiographs worldwide as used in every trauma centre in Australia. One shortcoming, however, is the variability in magnification error associated with different anatomic regions. Accurate assessment of radiographs is paramount to proper surgical planning. METHODS: A retrospective review of 513 post-operative trauma radiographs of implants at a single centre, collected from January 2015 to August 2016, was measured by the four individual investigators...
March 1, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
B Ranganathan, M Milovancev, H Leeper, K L Townsend, S Bracha, K Curran
The objective of this prospective study was to evaluate agreement and reliability of calliper-based measurements of locally invasive subcutaneous malignant tumours in dogs. Four raters measured the longest diameter of 12 subcutaneous tumours (7 soft tissue sarcomas and 5 mast cell tumours) from 11 client-owned dogs during 3 randomized, blinded measurement trials, both pre- and post-sedation. Inter- and intra-rater reliability was evaluated using intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) and agreement was evaluated using Bland-Altman plots...
March 1, 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
Kelly Spuur, Jodi Webb, Ann Poulos, Sharon Nielsen, Wayne Robinson
AIM: The aim of this study is to determine the clinical rates of the demonstration of the inframammary angle (IMA) on the mediolateral oblique (MLO) view of the breast on digital mammograms and to compare the outcomes with current accreditation standards for compliance. Relationships between the IMA, age, the posterior nipple line (PNL) and compressed breast thickness will be identified and the study outcomes validated using appropriate analyses of inter-reader and inter-rater reliability and variability...
March 2018: European Journal of Radiology
Stefano Carbone, Riccardo Mezzoprete, Matteo Papalia, Valerio Arceri, Andrea Carbone, Stefano Gumina
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of the study were: a) to identify osteoporotic proximal humerus fractures in a large consecutive series of patients; b) to identify radiographic fracture patterns among osteoporotic and non-osteoporotic proximal humerus fractures; and c) to calculate intra- and inter-observer reliability of assessment of osteoporosis and of radiographic fracture patterns. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of patients admitted to the emergency department affected by a proximal humerus fracture between June 2014 and June 2016...
March 2018: European Journal of Radiology
Nabil El Sahili, Ibrahim Nasseh, Antoine Berberi, Sandra David-Tchouda, Sophie Thoret, Thomas Fortin
Objectives: Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) produces vital information required for the accurate and prudent placement of dental implants. Lack of standardization between CBCT machines may result in unsafe patient exposure to harmful radiation; higher doses are not necessarily associated with improved image quality. Aim: The study aimed to assess the influence of low- and high-dose milliamperage settings on CBCT images for objective and subjective implant planning...
2018: Open Dentistry Journal
Robert M Barker-Davies, Andrew Roberts, Alexander N Bennett, Daniel T P Fong, Patrick Wheeler, Mark P Lewis
BACKGROUND: Single leg squats are commonly used subjective assessments of general biomechanical function, injury risk, as a predictor for recovery and as an outcome measure of rehabilitation. While 3D motion capture is a useful tool for elite sports performance and research it is impractical for routine clinical use. RESEARCH QUESTION: This cross-sectional study aims to: assess reliability and validity of clinicians' subjective ratings of single leg squats compared to 3D motion capture, and to identify whether performance predicts joint moments...
February 21, 2018: Gait & Posture
Lise Brogaard, Lone Hvidman, Kim Hinshaw, Ole Kierkegaard, Tanja Manser, Peter Musaeus, Julie Arafeh, Kay I Daniels, Amy E Judy, Niels Uldbjerg
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to develop a valid and reliable TeamOBS-PPH tool for assessing clinical performance in the management of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). The tool was evaluated using video-recordings of teams managing PPH in both real-life and simulated settings. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A Delphi panel consisting of 12 obstetricians from the UK, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Denmark achieved consensus on a) the elements to include in the assessment tool, b) the weighting of each element, and c) the final tool...
February 27, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Goris Nazari, Pavlos Bobos, Joy C MacDermid, Kathryn E Sinden, Julie Richardson, Ada Tang
Background: Technological development and improvements in Wearable Physiological Monitoring devices, have facilitated the wireless and continuous field-based monitoring/capturing of physiologic measures in healthy, clinical or athletic populations. These devices have many applications for prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders, assuming reliable and valid data is collected. The purpose of this study was to appraise the quality and synthesize findings from published studies on psychometric properties of heart rate measurements taken with the Zephyr Bioharness device...
2018: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
Tomasz Wolny, Paweł Linek
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the reliability (intra and inter) of two-point discrimination (2PD) test in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) patients. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-six adults with unilateral right hand CTS. METHODS: Two examiners performed measurements of 2PD sensation (using Dellon discriminator) on the first three fingers on both hands. The first examiner performed three series of measurements at 1-minute intervals. After 7 days, measurements were repeated by the same examiner (intra-rater)...
February 26, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"