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Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte

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GOMEZ-JIMENEZ, Fernando et al. Effect of the tester level of experience on the criterion-related validity and inter-session reliability of five different ankle dorsal flexion range of motion measures. CPD [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.3, pp.123-134. ISSN 1989-5879.

The purpose of this study was to analyse the effect of the different degree of tester´s experience on the criterion-related validity and the inter-session reliability of the ankle dorsiflexion range of motion measures (ROMADF) obtained from the following tests: passive non weight-bearing test (ADFPAS), weight-bearing lunge test using an inclinometer (ADFLUN-INC) and a tape measure (ADFLUN-TAP), modified-weight bearing test with a moveable datum (ADFLUN-DAT) and modified weight bearing test with a box (ADFLUN-BOX). A total of 17 recreational athletes completed this study. Each participant was assessed by 2 testers with different level of experience in the clinical setting (expert and novel) of the ROMADF using 5 assessment tests in two different sessions, with a rest-interval of 72-96 hours. The results showed low validity scores for the novel tester in all the assessment tests except for the ADFLUN-INC test (standardized typical error of the estimate = 0.5 [small] and Pearson coefficient = 0.85 [moderate]; Kappa = 0.74 [good]). The expert tester showed high reliability scores for the ADFLUN-INC, ADFLUN-TAP and ADFLUN-BOX tests and acceptable scores for the ADFPAS and ADFLUN-DAT. The novel tester presented acceptable reliability scores for all the assessment tests except for the ADFPAS, which were considered as non-acceptable. Therefore, we recommend that both the expert and novel testers use the ADFLUN-INC test to: (a) identify subjects with restrained or normal ROMADF and (b) monitor the efficacy of the intervention treatments applied in case of being necessary.

Keywords : Reproducibility; ankle springs; injury prevention; accuracy of the measure.

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