Objective: To determine if 2 practitioners of differing skill levels could reliably agree on the presence of a weak or strong deltoid or psoas muscle. Study Design: Interexaminer reliability study of 2 common muscle tests. Main Outcome Measures: Cohen κ (unweighted) scores, observer agreement, and 95% confidence intervals (CIs). Results: The results showed that an experienced and a novice practitioner have good agreement when using repeated muscle test procedures on the deltoid (κ 0.62) and the psoas (κ 0.67). Conclusions: The manual muscle test procedures using the anterior deltoid or psoas showed good interexaminer reliability when used by an experienced and a novice user. These techniques may be used between practitioners in multidoctor assessment/management programs.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2005|
- Deltoid Muscle
- Muscle Test
- Psoas Muscle