Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorde Best, Rogier F
dc.contributor.authorCoppieters, Michel W
dc.contributor.authorTrijffel, Emiel
dc.contributor.authorCompter, Annette
dc.contributor.authorUyttenboogaart, Maarten
dc.contributor.authorBot, Joost C
dc.contributor.authorCastien, Rene
dc.contributor.authorPool, Jan JM
dc.contributor.authorCagnie, Barbara
dc.contributor.authorScholten-Peeters, Gwendolyne GM
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-28T03:25:00Z
dc.date.available2021-06-28T03:25:00Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn0031-9023en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ptj/pzab166en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/405400
dc.description.abstractObjective: Clinicians are recommended to use the clinical reasoning framework developed by the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) to provide guidance regarding assessment of the cervical spine and potential of Cervical Artery Dysfunction (CAD) prior to manual therapy and exercise. However, the inter-examiner agreement and reliability of this framework is unknown. This study aimed to estimate the inter-examiner agreement and reliability of the IFOMPT framework among physical therapists in primary care. Methods: Ninety-six patients who consulted a physical therapist for neck pain or headache were included in the study. Each patient was tested independently by 2 physical therapists, from a group of 17 physical therapists (10 pairs) across The Netherlands. Patients and examiners were blinded to the test results. The overall inter-examiner agreement, specific agreement per risk category (high-, intermediate- and low-risk) and inter-examiner reliability (weighted kappa) were calculated. Results: Overall agreement was 71% (specific agreement in high-risk category: 63%; specific agreement in intermediate-risk category: 38%; specific agreement in low-risk category: 84%). Overall reliability was moderate (weighted kappa 0.39; 95% CI = 0.21–0.57) and varied considerably between pairs of physical therapists (kappa: 0.14–1.00). Conclusion: The IFOMPT- framework showed an insufficient inter-examiner agreement and fair inter-examiner reliability among physical therapists when screening the increased risks for vascular complications following manual therapy and exercise prior to treatment. Impact: The IFOMPT framework contributes to the safety of manual therapy and exercise. It is widely adopted in clinical practice and educational programs, but the measurement properties are unknown. This project describes the agreement and reliability of the IFOMPT framework.en_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPhysical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal (PTJ)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Movement and Sports Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1106en_US
dc.titleInter-Examiner Agreement and Reliability of an Internationally Endorsed Screening Framework for Cervical Vascular Risks Following Manual Therapy and Exercise: The Go4Safe Projecten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationde Best, RF; Coppieters, MW; Trijffel, E; Compter, A; Uyttenboogaart, M; Bot, JC; Castien, R; Pool, JJM; Cagnie, B; Scholten-Peeters, GGM, Inter-Examiner Agreement and Reliability of an Internationally Endorsed Screening Framework for Cervical Vascular Risks Following Manual Therapy and Exercise: The Go4Safe Project, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal (PTJ)en_US
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/en_US
dc.date.updated2021-06-28T02:32:01Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)en_US
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered in Griffith Research Online as an advanced online version.en_US
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2021. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Physical Therapy Association. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. For commercial re-use, please contact journals.permissions@oup.com.en_US
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorCoppieters, Michel


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record