The quality of evidence of psychometric properties of three-dimensional spinal posture-measuring instruments

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dc.contributor.author Brink, Yolandi
dc.contributor.author Louw, Quinette
dc.contributor.author Grimmer-Somers, Karen
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T14:23:27Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T14:23:27Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-13
dc.identifier.citation Brink, Y, Louw, Q & Grimmer-Somers, K 2011, 'The quality of evidence of psychometric properties of three-dimensional spinal posture-measuring instruments', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 12(1):93. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1471-2474
dc.identifier.other http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-12-93
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/14904
dc.description.abstract Abstract. Background. Psychometric properties include validity, reliability and sensitivity to change. Establishing the psychometric properties of an instrument which measures three-dimensional human posture are essential prior to applying it in clinical practice or research. Methods. This paper reports the findings of a systematic literature review which aimed to 1) identify non-invasive three-dimensional (3D) human posture-measuring instruments; and 2) assess the quality of reporting of the methodological procedures undertaken to establish their psychometric properties, using a purpose-build critical appraisal tool. Results Seventeen instruments were identified, of which nine were supported by research into psychometric properties. Eleven and six papers respectively, reported on validity and reliability testing. Rater qualification and reference standards were generally poorly addressed, and there was variable quality reporting of rater blinding and statistical analysis. Conclusions. There is a lack of current research to establish the psychometric properties of non-invasive 3D human posture-measuring instruments. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship University of Stellenbosch
dc.description.sponsorship South African Medical Research Council
dc.format.extent p. 1-11 : ill.
dc.language.iso en_US en_ZA
dc.publisher BioMed Central en_ZA
dc.subject Posture measuring instruments -- Psychometric properties en_ZA
dc.subject Posture disorders -- Assessment en_ZA
dc.subject Back shape measurement en_ZA
dc.title The quality of evidence of psychometric properties of three-dimensional spinal posture-measuring instruments en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2011-06-03T05:03:35Z
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed en_ZA
dc.rights.holder Brink et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. en_ZA


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