Intra and Inter Examiner Reliability Study for the Characteristics of Evaluation of the SA201
|Francois Auger1*, Alain Steve Comtois2 and Richard ROY3|
|1Chiropractor, 378 rue Chef Max Gros-Louis, Wendake, Québec, G0A 4V0, Canada|
|2Head of the Kinanthropology department, Faculty of Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal 141 avenue du Président-Kennedy, Local SB-4290, Montréal, Québec, H2X 1Y4, Canada|
|3Chiropractor, 7655 Boul. Newman, Montréal, Québec, H8N 1X7, Canada|
|Corresponding Author :||Dr Francois Auger DC MSc
Chiropractor, 378 rue Chef Max Gros-Louis
Wendake, Québec, G0A 4V0, Canada
Tel: +1 418- 454-6393
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received July 17, 2015; Accepted August 06, 2015; Published August 08, 2015|
|Citation: Auger F, Comtois AS, Roy R (2015) Intra and Inter Examiner Reliability Study for the Characteristics of Evaluation of the SA201. J Spine 4:245.doi:10.4172/21657939.1000245|
|Copyright: © 2015 Auger F, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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Introduction: There is no published account of the reliability of the percussion technology on human participants. Our goal was to measure the reliability of the instrument’s analysis protocol on an inert substance and on human participants with expert and novice evaluators.
Method: 15 participants were evaluated by six evaluators, three experienced and three novices.
Results: No participants were excluded from the analysis, based on the NDI, ODI and BMI. Even if the global result from the durometer testing were surprising in their range, the effect size score for the pre and post value on the durometer indicate very good reliability.
Conclusion: The intra-evaluator reliability is very good when testing on the durometer but less predominant when evaluating the participant. In addition a novice chiropractor can use the instrument with a certain degree of ability that will develop over time if he uses this technology on a regular basis.