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Reliability and validity of trunk assessment for people with multiple sclerosis

Reliability and validity of trunk assessment for people with multiple sclerosis
Reliability and validity of trunk assessment for people with multiple sclerosis
Background and Purpose. Standardized scales are a prerequisite for rehabilitation and research. This study was designed to determine the reliability and validity of scores on items of the trunk assessment of the Melsbroek Disability Scoring Test (MDST) and Trunk Impairment Scale (TIS) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Subjects. Thirty people with MS participated in the study.
Methods. Interrater and test-retest reliability and construct validity were assessed.
Results. Kappa and weighted kappa values for the items of the trunk assessment of the MDST ranged from .74 to .95, and the kappa and weighted kappa values for the TIS items ranged from .46 to 1.00. Intraclass correlation coefficients for interrater and test-retest agreement were .93 and .92, respectively, for the trunk assessment of the MDST and .97 and .95, respectively, for the TIS. Bland-Altman analysis showed consistency of scores without observer bias. Construct validity was established.
Discussion and Conclusion. The MDST and TIS provide reliable assessments of the trunk and are valid scales for measuring trunk performance in people with MS. [Verheyden G, Nuyens G, Nieuwboer A, et al. Reliability and validity of trunk assessment for people with multiple sclerosis.
multiple sclerosis, outcome assessment, rehabilitation, reproducibility of results
0031-9023
66-76
Verheyden, Geert
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Verheyden, Geert, Nuyens, Godelieve, Nieuwboer, Alice, Van Asch, Pol, Ketalaer, Piet and De Weerdt, Willy (2006) Reliability and validity of trunk assessment for people with multiple sclerosis. Physical Therapy, 86 (1), 66-76.

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Background and Purpose. Standardized scales are a prerequisite for rehabilitation and research. This study was designed to determine the reliability and validity of scores on items of the trunk assessment of the Melsbroek Disability Scoring Test (MDST) and Trunk Impairment Scale (TIS) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Subjects. Thirty people with MS participated in the study.
Methods. Interrater and test-retest reliability and construct validity were assessed.
Results. Kappa and weighted kappa values for the items of the trunk assessment of the MDST ranged from .74 to .95, and the kappa and weighted kappa values for the TIS items ranged from .46 to 1.00. Intraclass correlation coefficients for interrater and test-retest agreement were .93 and .92, respectively, for the trunk assessment of the MDST and .97 and .95, respectively, for the TIS. Bland-Altman analysis showed consistency of scores without observer bias. Construct validity was established.
Discussion and Conclusion. The MDST and TIS provide reliable assessments of the trunk and are valid scales for measuring trunk performance in people with MS. [Verheyden G, Nuyens G, Nieuwboer A, et al. Reliability and validity of trunk assessment for people with multiple sclerosis.

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Published date: 1 January 2006
Additional Information: Research report
Keywords: multiple sclerosis, outcome assessment, rehabilitation, reproducibility of results

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Local EPrints ID: 44163
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/44163
ISSN: 0031-9023
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Date deposited: 16 Feb 2007
Last modified: 26 Apr 2022 17:27

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Author: Geert Verheyden
Author: Godelieve Nuyens
Author: Alice Nieuwboer
Author: Pol Van Asch
Author: Piet Ketalaer
Author: Willy De Weerdt

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