Intrarater reliability of manual muscle test (Medical Research Council scale) grades in Duchenne's muscular dystrophy.

@article{Florence1992IntraraterRO,
  title={Intrarater reliability of manual muscle test (Medical Research Council scale) grades in Duchenne's muscular dystrophy.},
  author={James M. Florence and Shree Pandya and Wendy M. King and J D Robison and Jack D. Baty and J. Philip Miller and J Schierbecker and Luciano Signore},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={1992},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={115-22; discussion 122-6}
}
The purpose of this study was to document the intrarater reliability of manual muscle test (MMT) grades in assessing muscle strength in patients with Duchenne's muscular dystrophy (DMD). Subjects were 102 boys, aged 5 to 15 years, who were participating in a double-blind, multicenter trial to document the effects of prednisone on muscle strength in patients with DMD. Four physical therapists participated in the study. Two identical (duplicate) evaluations were performed within 5 days of each… CONTINUE READING

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