Determining the reliability of craniocervical flexion test in asymptomatic individuals

Kotwani, Seema and Bid, D. N. and Ghatamaneni, Dinesh and Alahmari, Khalid A and Ramalingam, Thangamani and Silvian, S. Paul (2018) Determining the reliability of craniocervical flexion test in asymptomatic individuals. Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal. pp. 1-8. ISSN 1013-7025


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Background: The inter-rater reliability of the craniocervical °exion test (CCFT) has not been established. Objective: To investigate the intra-rater and inter-rater reliabilities of the CCFT in asymptomatic subjects. Methods: Sixty asymptomatic subjects were randomly selected for the study. The CCFT was measured on each subject by two testers for inter-rater reliability and by one of the testers after a gap of seven days for the intra-rater reliability. Before testing, the participants were trained for the movement and compensations were corrected. Results: The CCFT has high inter-rater reliability (intra-class correlation coe±cient ¼ 0.907, standard error of mean ¼ 0.735) and high intra-rater reliability (intra-class correlation coe±cient ¼ 0.986, standard error of mean ¼ 0.287). A Bland & Altman limits of agreement analysis has con¯rmed the high inter- and intra-rater reliabilities of the test. Conclusion: The CCFT has high inter-rater and intra-rater reliabilities in asymptomatic subjects. Keywords: Craniocervical °exion test; deep cervical °exors; reliability.

Item Type|تصنيف النتاج العلمي: Article| منشور علمي
Subjects | مجال موضوع النشر: Rehabilitation science
Divisions | الكلية: College of Applied Medical Sciences > Rehabilitation science
Depositing User: Dr PAUL SILVIAN
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2018 05:47
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2018 05:47

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