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Chiropractic biophysics digitized radiographic mensuration analysis of the anteroposterior lumbopelvic view: a reliability study.

Authors
  • Troyanovich, S J
  • Harrison, S O
  • Harrison, D D
  • Harrison, D E
  • Payne, M R
  • Janik, T J
  • Holland, B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1999
Volume
22
Issue
5
Pages
309–315
Identifiers
PMID: 10395433
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Measures similar to those described in this study are commonly used to measure and categorize spinal displacements from true vertical alignment (ie, scoliosis measurements). Most patient assessment methods used in chiropractic have poor or unknown reliability. The one possible exception to this rule is spinal displacement analysis performed on radiographs. In chiropractic, intraclass correlation coefficients values greater than .70 are considered accurate enough for use in clinical and research applications. The measures tested here would fit within these guidelines of reliability. Establishing reliability is an important first step in evaluating these measures so that future studies of validity may be undertaken.

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