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dc.contributor.authorBialocerkowski, A
dc.contributor.authorKlupp, N
dc.contributor.authorBragge, P
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:11:19Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:11:19Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2013-03-06T00:31:48Z
dc.identifier.issn1741-1645
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/49246
dc.description.abstractBackground: This article is a guide to critically appraising reliability studies based upon fundamental reliability concepts. It focuses on reliability studies of physical measurement instruments used in the allied health professions. Content: Eight critical appraisal questions specific to reliability studies are outlined, and their theoretical basis and importance described. The questions encompass key aspects of reliability theory; selection of clinically stable participants appropriate to the instrument and condition of interest; minimization of random error; appropriate periods of time between measurements; the interpretation of frequently used reliability statistics; and the generalizability of results. The importance of interpreting reliability studies in specific clinical contexts and settings is emphasized. Conclusions: These questions will guide clinicians and researchers to make informed decisions regarding whether reliability evidence can be applied to their specific context.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent96867 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMark Allen Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ijtr.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/abstract.html?uid=46743
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom114
dc.relation.ispartofpageto120
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
dc.relation.ispartofvolume17
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3202
dc.titleHow to read and critically appraise a reliability article
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2010 MA Healthcare. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorBialocerkowski, Andrea E.


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