Interrater reliability of a modified Ashworth scale of muscle spasticity.

  title={Interrater reliability of a modified Ashworth scale of muscle spasticity.},
  author={Richard W. Bohannon and M Brent Smith},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  volume={67 2},
We undertook this investigation to determine the interrater reliability of manual tests of elbow flexor muscle spasticity graded on a modified Ashworth scale. [] Key Method 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 (p less than .001). Thus, the relationship between the raters' judgments was significant and the reliability was good. Although the results…

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