STUDY DESIGN: Interexaminer reliability study of 2 common muscle tests.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Cohen kappa (unweighted) scores, observer agreement, and 95% confidence intervals (CIs).
RESULTS: The results showed that an experienced and a novice practitioner have good agreement when using repeated muscle test procedures on the deltoid ( kappa 0.62) and the psoas ( kappa 0.67).
CONCLUSIONS: The manual muscle test procedures using the anterior deltoid or psoas showed good interexaminer reliability when used by an experienced and a novice user. These techniques may be used between practitioners in multidoctor assessment/management programs.
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