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J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2015 Jan;19(1):160-76. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2014.08.009. Epub 2014 Sep 9.

Interrater reliability of a Pilates movement-based classification system.

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1
School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, New Zealand; Queen's Rehabilitation Centre, Central, Hong Kong.
2
School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, New Zealand.
3
Division of Physiotherapy Education, University of Nottingham, Clinical Sciences Building, Nottingham, UK. Electronic address: paul.hendrick@nottingham.ac.uk.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine the interrater reliability for identification of a specific movement pattern using a Pilates Classification system.

METHOD:

Videos of 5 subjects performing specific movement tasks were sent to raters trained in the DMA-CP classification system.

RESULTS:

Ninety-six raters completed the survey. Interrater reliability for the detection of a directional bias was excellent (Pi = 0.92, and K(free) = 0.89). Interrater reliability for classifying an individual into a specific subgroup was moderate (Pi = 0.64, K(free) = 0.55) however raters who had completed levels 1-4 of the DMA-CP training and reported using the assessment daily demonstrated excellent reliability (Pi = 0.89 and K(free) = 0.87).

CONCLUSION:

The reliability of the classification system demonstrated almost perfect agreement in determining the existence of a specific movement pattern and classifying into a subgroup for experienced raters. There was a trend for greater reliability associated with increased levels of training and experience of the raters.

KEYWORDS:

Movement classification; Pilates; Reliability

PMID:
25603756
DOI:
10.1016/j.jbmt.2014.08.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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