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Reliability of the Zurich Neuromotor Assessment


Rousson, V; Gasser, T; Caflisch, J; Largo, R (2008). Reliability of the Zurich Neuromotor Assessment. Clinical Neuropsychologist, 22(1):60-72.

Abstract

Reliability of measurements of timed performance and ratings of associated movements (AMs) for tasks of the Zurich Neuromotor Assessment is investigated and methods to improve it are proposed. Better results were found for timed performance than for AMs. On average, intra-rater, inter-rater, and test-retest reliability (measured via intraclass correlation) were around 0.95, 0.9, and 0.65 for timed performance, and around 0.8, 0.7, and 0.45 for AMs. Reliability can be dramatically improved by considering neuromotor components (i.e., summary measures of individual measurements obtained at different tasks) instead of single tasks, which is significant for clinical work and research.

Abstract

Reliability of measurements of timed performance and ratings of associated movements (AMs) for tasks of the Zurich Neuromotor Assessment is investigated and methods to improve it are proposed. Better results were found for timed performance than for AMs. On average, intra-rater, inter-rater, and test-retest reliability (measured via intraclass correlation) were around 0.95, 0.9, and 0.65 for timed performance, and around 0.8, 0.7, and 0.45 for AMs. Reliability can be dramatically improved by considering neuromotor components (i.e., summary measures of individual measurements obtained at different tasks) instead of single tasks, which is significant for clinical work and research.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:07 Jan 2009 16:00
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:29
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1385-4046
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/13854040601076702
PubMed ID:18247219

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