Test-retest reliability and inter-tester reliability of kinematic data from a three-dimensional gait analysis system.
Hitoshi Tsushima, Meg E Morris, Jennifer McGinley
J Jpn Phys Ther Assoc | Published : 2003
This study aimed to determine the test-retest reliability and inter-tester reliability of kinematic measures in a three-dimensional gait analysis system. Using a VICON 140™ three-dimensional motion analysis system, kinematic data for lower extremities during walking were collected by 2 testers (senior physical therapists) for 6 unimpaired adults (age = 20 to 52; mean = 35.2 ± 6.2). The study was conducted using a repeated measures design consisting of two testing sessions per day on two separate testing days. The reliability of joint angle data collected by two different testers on two different days was compared for 2 sessions (days) × 2 testers × 5 trials. Skin markers were placed on 15 de..View full abstract