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Intra and inter-tester reliability of the tuck jump assessment

Herrington, LC, Myer, G and Munro, AG 2013, 'Intra and inter-tester reliability of the tuck jump assessment' , Physical Therapy in Sport, 14 (3) , pp. 152-155.

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the inter-tester and intra-tester reliability of the tuck jump test. Design: Repeated measures. Setting: University Human Performance laboratory. Participants: Five male and five female athletes undertook the tuck jump test which was then assessed by two independent assessors. Main outcome measures: Score from the video assessment of the tuck jump test by two independent assessors on two separate occasions. Results: Average percentage of exact agreement (PEA) between the two testers across all scoring criteria for all subjects was 93% (range 80–100%). Both testers were in absolute 100% agreement in 5 out of 10 subjects for all of the scoring criteria. The kappa measure of agreement was k = 0.88 which is very good/excellent. The intra-tester PEA ranged 87.2%–100%, with kappa values of k = 0.86–1.0. Conclusion: The study showed very good–excellent intra-tester and inter-tester reliability for both examiners when comparing their individual scores of the tuck jump test across two analysis sessions. These findings indicate that the proposed tuck jump assessment is reliable to identify abnormal landing mechanics.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Therapy in Sport
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1466-853X
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: LC Herrington
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2015 08:11
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2015 11:52
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/34947

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