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Reliability and validity of three functional tests in ambulatory patients with spinal cord injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23147127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study.
OBJECTIVES: To investigate reliability, discriminative ability and concurrent validity of three functional tests (including the 10-meter walk test (10MWT), timed up and go test (TUGT) and five times sit-to-stand test (FTSST)) using the Functional Independence Measure Locomotor (FIM-L) scores as a standard criterion.
SETTING: A tertiary rehabilitation center, Thailand.
METHODS: Subjects were 66 patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), who were able to walk at least 50 m unassisted with or without a walking device (FIM-L scores 6-7). They were tested for functional ability using the 10MWT, TUGT and FTSST. Sixteen subjects also assessed the ability using three assessors to evaluate the inter-tester reliability of the tools.
RESULTS: The three functional tests demonstrated excellent inter-tester reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient (3,3)=0.997-1.00) and could clearly distinguish between subjects who walked with and without a walking device. In addition, the tests showed significant correlation with walking categories or FIM-L scores (r(pb)=0.778, -0.692 and -0.595 for the 10MWT, TUGT and FTSST, respectively, P<0.001).
CONCLUSION: The findings support reliability and validity of the 10MWT, TUGT and FTSST to assess levels of independences in ambulatory subjects with SCI.
P Poncumhak; J Saengsuwan; W Kamruecha; S Amatachaya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies     Date:  2012-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spinal cord     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1476-5624     ISO Abbreviation:  Spinal Cord     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-01     Completed Date:  2013-12-03     Revised Date:  2014-07-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609749     Medline TA:  Spinal Cord     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  214-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diagnostic Tests, Routine / standards
Middle Aged
Reproducibility of Results
Spinal Cord Injuries / epidemiology,  physiopathology*,  rehabilitation*
Tertiary Care Centers / standards*
Walking / physiology,  standards*

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