OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the intrarater and interrater reliability of marking 2 angles with the TEMPLO software and to provide relevant information for clinical practice.
METHODS: A prospective test-retest study has been conducted. Four raters took measures on 2 days, with 2 weeks in between. Craniovertebral angle and trunk forward lean were drawn on 22 video frames using TEMPLO. Reliability was examined using intraclass correlation coefficients including standard errors of measurement and minimal detectable change values as measures of precision expressed in the unit of the test (°).
RESULTS: Intraclass correlation coefficients for intrarater and interrater reliability ranged from 0.98 to 1.00. Standard errors of measurement and minimal detectable change values ranged from 0.4° to 0.8° and 0.8° to 2.3°, respectively.
CONCLUSION: These results indicate excellent reliability for craniovertebral angle and trunk forward lean assessed with TEMPLO software. Changes exceeding 2.3° may be expected to fall outside the test's variability.
Author keywords: Posture, Reproducibility of Results
Author affiliations: Department of Health Sciences, FH Campus Wien, Vienna, Austria
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