Tillotson, Malcolm and Burton, A. Kim (1991) Noninvasive Measurement of Lumbar Sagittal Mobility: An Assessment of the Flexicurve Technique. Spine, 16 (1). pp. 29-33. ISSN 0362-2436Metadata only available from this repository.
The use of flexicurves to measure lumbar sagittal mobility was subjected to a series of reliability and validation experiments. Appropriate statistical methods were described and used to quantify intraobserver and intrasubject variability and to determine limits of agreement with measurements from radiographs. It was shown that the traditional use of correlation coefficients can produce misleading or inadequate information. The flexicurve technique had an intraobserver variability of 3-4[degrees] of movement, was not significantly influenced by intrasubject variability, and provided measurements typically within 6[degrees] of radiographic measurements. The data suggest that the flexicurve technique is less biased than the inclinometric method. These results demonstrate the use of suitable statistical methods to assess the clinical usefulness, or level of interchangeability, of spinal measurement instruments.
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Schools:||School of Human and Health Sciences|
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
|Depositing User:||Cherry Edmunds|
|Date Deposited:||07 Apr 2010 16:52|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2011 13:31|
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