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

dc.contributor.authorBrink, Yolandi
dc.contributor.authorLouw, Quinette
dc.contributor.authorGrimmer-Somers, Karen
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-03T14:23:27Z
dc.date.available2011-06-03T14:23:27Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-13
dc.identifier.citationBrink, 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.issn1471-2474
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-12-93
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/14904
dc.description.abstractAbstract. 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.sponsorshipUniversity of Stellenbosch
dc.description.sponsorshipSouth African Medical Research Council
dc.format.extentp. 1-11 : ill.
dc.language.isoen_USen_ZA
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_ZA
dc.subjectPosture measuring instruments -- Psychometric propertiesen_ZA
dc.subjectPosture disorders -- Assessmenten_ZA
dc.subjectBack shape measurementen_ZA
dc.titleThe quality of evidence of psychometric properties of three-dimensional spinal posture-measuring instrumentsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.date.updated2011-06-03T05:03:35Z
dc.description.versionPeer Revieweden_ZA
dc.rights.holderBrink et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.en_ZA


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