The reliability of card-based and tablet-based left/right judgment measurements.
Musculoskelet Sci Pract
BACKGROUND: Left/right judgment (LRJ) measurement is a potential way to identify dysfunction in cortical body maps, and to measure improvement related to corresponding treatments. Few studies have explored the reliability of various methods for LRJ measurement.
OBJECTIVES: To determine measurement reliability of LRJ utilizing two methods: card-based (CB) and tablet-based (TB). Establish minimal detectable difference (MDD) for accuracy and reaction time for both assessments.
METHODS: Testing was done over two different days. Session 1 consisted of testing LRJ utilizing CB assessment with photos of left and right hands over two trial periods. The TB format was also tested over two trial periods. Session 2 tested with the CB assessment for two trial periods. 40 images were used in the basic upright position for both CB and TB formats.
RESULTS: Fifty participants (N = 50; female = 35) with an average age of 24.3 (range 19-35) were studied. ICC (2,k) for reaction time for both methods were >0.84. The MDD for reaction time was between 0.19 and 0.49 s for various test points for both methods. Combined left and right accuracy ICC (2,k) for both methods were >0.51, with MDD between 5 and 14%.
CONCLUSIONS: This study examined the reliability and MDD for the LRJ measurement for card and tablet-based assessments. Generally, LRJ reaction time had good reliability, while accuracy had moderate reliability and varied between testing methods.
Adult, Arm Injuries, Chronic Pain, Computers, Handheld, Female, Functional Laterality, Humans, Male, Paper, Reproducibility of Results, Task Performance and Analysis, Young Adult
Physical Therapy | Physiotherapy
MeSH Headings (Medical Subject Headings)
Adult; Arm Injuries; Chronic Pain; Computers, Handheld; Female; Functional Laterality; Humans; Male; Paper; Reproducibility of Results; Task Performance and Analysis; Young Adult
Zimney, Kory J; Wassinger, Craig A; Goranson, James; Kingsbury, Tarkenton; Kuhn, Taylor; and Morgan, Sarah, "The reliability of card-based and tablet-based left/right judgment measurements." (2018). Faculty Publications. 12.