Computerized back postural assessment in physiotherapy practice: Intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of the MIDAS system

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/95691
Title:
Computerized back postural assessment in physiotherapy practice: Intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of the MIDAS system
Authors:
McAlpine, R. T.; Bettany-Saltikov, J. A. (Josette); Warren, J. G. (Julian)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Health and Social Care; University of Teesside. School of Computing.
Citation:
McAlpine, R. T., Bettany-Saltikov, J. A. and Warren, J. G. (2009) 'Computerized back postural assessment in physiotherapy practice: Intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of the MIDAS system', Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 22 (3), pp.173-178.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/95691
DOI:
10.3233/BMR-2009-0231
Abstract:
Background and purpose: Assessment of spinal posture during physiotherapy practice is routine, yet few objective measures exist to this end. The Middlesbrough Integrated Digital Assessment System (MIDAS) is a low cost portable system able to record 3D information on posture. The purpose of this study was to assess both the intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of the MIDAS system. Methods: Twenty-five healthy subjects were recruited. A repeated measures design was used to record fifteen pre-palpated landmarks on the back of each subject. To limit the sources of variability, the principal researcher palpated the landmarks for each subject. Each of three raters took two measurements on each subject in a standardized upright posture. X (medio-lateral), Y (antero-posterior) and Z (height) landmark positions were recorded via a computer interface. Results: Both intra-rater agreement (mean ICCs - rater 1 r = 0.970, rater 2 r = 0.965 and rater 3 r = 0.965, p < 0.001) and inter-rater agreement (mean ICCs r = 0.967, p< 0.001) was very high between repeated measures and between markers. Error values for the z-axis (height) were the lowest. Conclusions: The MIDAS demonstrated both high inter-rater and intra-rater reliability and provides an objective method for the assessment of posture in physiotherapy practice.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
evidence-based practice; low-cost system; portable; posture assessment; physiotherapy
ISSN:
1053-8127
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 06/04/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 06/04/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorMcAlpine, R. T.en
dc.contributor.authorBettany-Saltikov, J. A. (Josette)en
dc.contributor.authorWarren, J. G. (Julian)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-06T13:15:10Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-06T13:15:10Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation; 22 (3): 173-178en
dc.identifier.issn1053-8127-
dc.identifier.doi10.3233/BMR-2009-0231-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/95691-
dc.description.abstractBackground and purpose: Assessment of spinal posture during physiotherapy practice is routine, yet few objective measures exist to this end. The Middlesbrough Integrated Digital Assessment System (MIDAS) is a low cost portable system able to record 3D information on posture. The purpose of this study was to assess both the intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of the MIDAS system. Methods: Twenty-five healthy subjects were recruited. A repeated measures design was used to record fifteen pre-palpated landmarks on the back of each subject. To limit the sources of variability, the principal researcher palpated the landmarks for each subject. Each of three raters took two measurements on each subject in a standardized upright posture. X (medio-lateral), Y (antero-posterior) and Z (height) landmark positions were recorded via a computer interface. Results: Both intra-rater agreement (mean ICCs - rater 1 r = 0.970, rater 2 r = 0.965 and rater 3 r = 0.965, p < 0.001) and inter-rater agreement (mean ICCs r = 0.967, p< 0.001) was very high between repeated measures and between markers. Error values for the z-axis (height) were the lowest. Conclusions: The MIDAS demonstrated both high inter-rater and intra-rater reliability and provides an objective method for the assessment of posture in physiotherapy practice.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 06/04/2010]en
dc.subjectevidence-based practiceen
dc.subjectlow-cost systemen
dc.subjectportableen
dc.subjectposture assessmenten
dc.subjectphysiotherapyen
dc.titleComputerized back postural assessment in physiotherapy practice: Intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of the MIDAS systemen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Health and Social Care; University of Teesside. School of Computing.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitationen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 06/04/2010]en
or.citation.harvardMcAlpine, R. T., Bettany-Saltikov, J. A. and Warren, J. G. (2009) 'Computerized back postural assessment in physiotherapy practice: Intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of the MIDAS system', Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 22 (3), pp.173-178.-
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