Intratester and intertester reliability during the star excursion balance tests

J. Hertel, S. J. Miller, C. R. Denegar

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Abstract

Objective: To estimate intratester and intertester reliability and learning effects during the Star Excursion Balance Tests (SEBTs). Setting: A university athletic training research laboratory. Subjects: Sixteen healthy volunteers with no history of balance disorders or significant lower extremity joint pathology. Measurements: Length of excursion was measured manually for each trial. Results: ICCs for intratester reliability were .78-.96 on day 1 and .82-.96 on day 2. ICCs for intertester reliability were .35-.84 on day 1 and .81-.93 on day 2. Significant learning effects were identified for 4 of the 8 tests. Conclusions: Estimates of intratester and intertester reliability were high, but adequate practice trials should be performed before taking baseline measures. (C) 2000 Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-116
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Sport Rehabilitation
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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