Interexaminer reliability in physical examination of the cervical spine.

@article{Fjellner1999InterexaminerRI,
  title={Interexaminer reliability in physical examination of the cervical spine.},
  author={A Fjellner and Catharina S. M. Bexander and R Faleij and Lars-Erik Strender},
  journal={Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics},
  year={1999},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={511-6}
}
BACKGROUND Most of the studies of physical examinations of the cervical spine have shown poor reliability. PURPOSE To assess the interexaminer reliability in physical examinations of the cervical spine. SUBJECTS Forty-eight subjects, age range 18 to 63 years. METHODS Two physiotherapists independently evaluated a number of clinical tests of passive general and intersegmental movement. RESULTS Acceptable kappa/kappa (w) values were obtained in several of the clinical tests of passive… CONTINUE READING