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Reliability of physical examination items used for classification of patients with low back pain.

Authors
  • Van Dillen, L R
  • Sahrmann, S A
  • Norton, B J
  • Caldwell, C A
  • Fleming, D A
  • McDonnell, M K
  • Woolsey, N B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Physical therapy
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1998
Volume
78
Issue
9
Pages
979–988
Identifiers
PMID: 9736895
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The results suggest that experienced therapist who had trained together were able to agree on the results of examinations and obtain an acceptable level of reliability. Future work should focus on testing of reliability when more than one therapist performs the examination and when therapist not trained by the test developer to administer the examination perform the tests. [Van Dillen LR, Sahrmann SA, Norton BJ, et al. Reliability of physical examination items used for classification of patients with low back pain.

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