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Evaluation of intratester and intertester reliability of the Constant-Murley shoulder assessment


Rocourt, M H H; Radlinger, L; Kalberer, F; Sanavi, S; Schmid, N S; Leunig, M; Hertel, R (2008). Evaluation of intratester and intertester reliability of the Constant-Murley shoulder assessment. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 17(2):364-369.

Abstract

This study evaluated the reliability of the Constant-Murley Score. Two testers assessed 63 patients twice on the same day using the original publication by Constant and Murley. The intratester reliability of the total score was high and the differences between the tests were small; 2 of 14 items were unreliable. The intertester reliability was high, but there were significant median differences of the total score; 12 of 14 items were unreliable. We believe that the differences between the testers were due to the brief explanations of test components in the original publication. The reliability of the Constant-Murley Score could possibly be improved by a better standardization of the assessment procedure.

Abstract

This study evaluated the reliability of the Constant-Murley Score. Two testers assessed 63 patients twice on the same day using the original publication by Constant and Murley. The intratester reliability of the total score was high and the differences between the tests were small; 2 of 14 items were unreliable. The intertester reliability was high, but there were significant median differences of the total score; 12 of 14 items were unreliable. We believe that the differences between the testers were due to the brief explanations of test components in the original publication. The reliability of the Constant-Murley Score could possibly be improved by a better standardization of the assessment procedure.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Balgrist University Hospital, Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Center
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:March 2008
Deposited On:02 Feb 2009 18:34
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:56
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1058-2746
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2007.06.024
PubMed ID:18329560

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