Inter- and intra-examiner reliability of single and composites of selected motion palpation and pain provocation tests for sacroiliac jointstar, open

Amir Massoud Arab, Iraj Abdollahi, Mohammad Taghi Joghataei, Zahra Golafshani and Anoshirvan Kazemnejad

This study examined the inter- and intra-examiner reliability of single and composites of the motion palpation and provocation tests together. Four motion palpation and three provocation tests were examined three times on both sides by two examiners in 25 patients. Intra- and inter-examiner reliability of individual tests was considered to be fair to substantial, for clusters of motion palpation or provocation tests ranged was considered to be moderate to excellent and for composites of motion palpation and provocation tests was considered to be substantial to excellent.

Composites of motion palpation and provocation tests together have reliability sufficiently high for use in clinical assessment of the SIJ.

Manual Therapy, 25 March 2008, online article ahead of press

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