Establishing the Reliability of Mobility Milestones as an Outcome Measure for StrokeBy Baer, Gillian D., MSc; Smith, Mark T., BSc; Row, Philip J., PhD; Masterton, Lindsay, MCSP; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 84, No. 7, pp. 977-981
Publication Date: July 2003
Study to establish intrarater, interrater, and test-retest reliability of Mobility Milestones, which is a standardized measure of mobility that incorporates sitting balance, standing balance, and walking ability. Nineteen individuals at various stages of stroke recovery were asked to attempt the Mobility Milestones tasks, which included a measure of balance for one minute of sitting; ten seconds of standing; walking up ten steps; and walking for ten meters. A video recording was made of each attempt, and was examined by a team of 40 physiotherapists. The mobility milestones demonstrated favorable levels of reliability when used by experienced or novice physiotherapists. The authors contend that further research is required to establish reliability levels when the measure is used by different rehabilitation professionals.
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American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (Web Site: http://www.acrm.org )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J45726