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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE INTRA AND INTER-RATER RELIABILITY OF THE FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN™

Meek, Daniel (2014) AN ASSESSMENT OF THE INTRA AND INTER-RATER RELIABILITY OF THE FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN™. Masters thesis, Liverpool John Moores University.

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Abstract

The aim of this thesis is to comprehensively investigate the reliability of the Functional Movement Screen ™ (FMS). The study presents the findings of a comprehensive reliability study, which demonstrates differences between the intra‐ and inter‐ rater reliability of the FMS. The intra‐rater reliability of the FMS shows excellent levels of agreement (0.86), while the inter‐rater reliability shows moderate levels of agreement (0.57). Further analysis shows that certification status of raters does not affect the reliability, with both certified and non certified raters showing very similar levels of agreement (0.57 & 0.56). In conclusion, a single rater should use the FMS over time to assess subjects in order to maintain reliable data. Comparing athletes using a variety of raters should be avoided, and where possible in‐service training sessions should be provided to raters in order to ensure rating is as similar as possible. This thesis adds much needed research into the understudied area of FMS reliability, while providing practical advice that will benefit practitioners who utilise the FMS in their practice.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Functional Movement Screen, Screening, Movement, FMS, Reliability
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 15:31
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016 15:31
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4548

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