Reproducibility protocol for diagnostic procedures in Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine

Jacob Patijn*

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Abstract

The International Academy of Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine (IAMMM) has completely revised the protocol for reproducibility studies of diagnostic procedures in Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine (M/M Medicine). The protocol was and is aimed at the practitioners in the field of M/M Medicine. This IAMMM protocol can be used in a very practical way and makes it feasible to perform reproducibility studies equally well in private practices and clinics for M/M Medicine with two or more physicians and as by educational boards of the societies of M/M Medicine. This IAMMM protocol provides practical solutions for sample size calculations in reproducibility studies using kappa statistics. Step by step, many different statistical aspects of reproducibility studies are explained, resulting in a very structured protocol format of how to perform a reproducibility study using overall agreement and the kappa value as statistical outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-479
Number of pages29
JournalManuelle Medizin
Volume57
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

Keywords

  • Interobserver agreement
  • Prevalence of index condition
  • 0
  • 50-P-index method
  • Sample size
  • Kappa value
  • EHLERS-DANLOS-SYNDROME
  • SACROILIAC JOINTS
  • INTEROBSERVER RELIABILITY
  • TESTS
  • AGREEMENT
  • KAPPA
  • BACK
  • HYPERMOBILITY
  • MOBILITY
  • SPINE

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