Interobserver reliability of osteopathic palpatory diagnostic tests of the lumbar spine: improvements from consensus training.

@article{Degenhardt2005InterobserverRO,
  title={Interobserver reliability of osteopathic palpatory diagnostic tests of the lumbar spine: improvements from consensus training.},
  author={Brian F Degenhardt and Karen Teten Snider and Eric J Snider and J Calvin Johnson},
  journal={The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={105 10},
  pages={465-73}
}
CONTEXT Establishing reliable palpatory tests continues to be a critical, yet elusive, step in osteopathic medical research and evidence-based clinical practice. OBJECTIVE The authors investigated the interobserver reliability of common osteopathic palpatory tests used to evaluate the lumbar spine. DESIGN AND METHODS Subjects (N=119) were recruited from the faculty, staff, and students of Kirksville (MO) College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) of A.T. Still University of Health Sciences… CONTINUE READING
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