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Interrater reliability of mechanical tests for functional classification of transtibial prosthesis components distal to the socket

Matthew J. Major, PhD, et al.

The common standard of clinical practice for prosthesis recommendation is to appropriately match prosthesis design and patient needs. For this matching process to be effective, accurate and reliable methods for classifying prostheses by their function is necessary. This study evaluated the differences in measurement between two administrators who tested 10 prosthetic components using the mechanical test procedures designed by the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association. The results of this study suggest high reliability between administrators and support the use of these tests for prosthesis classification. Such tests will help improve the prosthesis-patient matching process for ensuring successful rehabilitation.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.12.0300

Volume 52 Number 4, 2015
   Pages 467 — 476


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Major MJ, Johnson WB, Gard SA. Interrater reliability of mechanical tests for functional classification of transtibial prosthesis components distal to the socket. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(4):467–76.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.12.0300
ResearcherID: Matthew J. Major, PhD: E-7372-2012; William Brett Johnson, PhD: K-5231-2012; Steven A. Gard, PhD: D-9935-2011
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