Interrater reliability of a modified Ashworth scale of muscle spasticity.

@article{Bohannon1987InterraterRO,
  title={Interrater reliability of a modified Ashworth scale of muscle spasticity.},
  author={Richard W. Bohannon and Michael B. Smith},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={1987},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={206-7}
}
We undertook this investigation to determine the interrater reliability of manual tests of elbow flexor muscle spasticity graded on a modified Ashworth scale. We each independently graded the elbow flexor muscle spasticity of 30 patients with intracranial lesions. We agreed on 86.7% of our ratings. The Kendall's tau correlation between our grades was .847… CONTINUE READING