Kristensen MT, Bandholm T, Foss NB, Ekdahl C, Kehlet H
The purpose of this study was to assess the inter-tester reliability of the New Mobility Score in patients with acute hip fracture. The New Mobility Score, which evaluates the prefracture functional level with a score from 0 (not able to walk at all) to 9 (fully independent), was assessed by 2 independent physiotherapists at the orthopaedic ward.
The inter-tester reliability of the New Mobility Score is very high and can be recommended to evaluate the prefracture functional level in patients with acute hip fracture.
Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 2008, 40(7), 589-91