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Repeatability of a new observational gait score for unilateral lower limb amputees

Hillman, Susan J and Donald, Stephen C and Herman, Janet and McCurrach, Elaine and McGarry, Anthony and Richardson, Alison M and Robb, James E (2010) Repeatability of a new observational gait score for unilateral lower limb amputees. Gait and Posture, 32 (1). pp. 39-45. ISSN 0966-6362

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    The aim of this study was to assess the repeatability of an observational gait analysis score that was developed specifically for unilateral amputees. Ten videotaped sequences were analysed by six experienced observers on two separate occasions. Data were analysed using percentage agreement, the kappa statistic and the coefficient of repeatability. The score demonstrated good intraobserver repeatability with an average repeatability coefficient of 3 (range 1.5-4.6). Interobserver repeatability was poor with a repeatability coefficient of 5.9. This score could be used in practice to assess amputees and is most repeatable if used by the same observer to evaluate changes in patients over time.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 25768
    Keywords: gait, gait observation, prosthetics, Other systems of medicine, Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Biophysics
    Subjects: Medicine > Other systems of medicine
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics
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    Depositing user: Dr Anthony McGarry
    Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2010 16:31
    Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 09:05

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