Lennon, Sheila and Ashburn, A (1993) Use of myometry in the assessment of neuropathic weakness: testing for reliability in clinical practice. Clinical Rehabilitation, 7 (2). pp. 125-133. [Journal article]
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The myometer has been recommended as a quantitative method of measuring muscle strength in clinical practice. The reliability of the myometer was tested in a clinical environment by physiotherapists and a form incorporating the testing positions was designed. An intensive training programme for examiners was instigated and piloted on normal subjects. The study tested the reliability of paired examiners in recording the muscle strength of 20 Guillain-Barre syndrome patients at different stages in their recovery. Ten patients were tested in the first experiment. The error rate between observers was large and unacceptable. Procedures for improving reliability were implemented. Testing was repeated on 10 more patients but no improvement in reliability was observed. The implications for clinical practice are discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies|
|Deposited By:||Dr Sheila Lennon-Fraser|
|Deposited On:||02 Apr 2010 09:11|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 09:51|
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