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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation