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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/29441

Title: Evaluating the reliability of the physiotherapy intervention strategy rating form (PISRF) for children and youth with acquired brain injury
Authors: Kamath, Trishna
Pfeifer, Megan
Banerjee, Priyanka
Hunter, Theresa
Ito, Julia
Advisor: Salbach, Nancy
Wright, Virginia
Levac, Danielle
Department: Physical Therapy
Keywords: reliability
motor learning strategies
acquired brain injury
paediatric
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: Purpose: To evaluate the reliability of the newly-developed Physiotherapy Intervention Strategy Rating Form (PISRF) in children and youth with acquired brain injury (ABI). The form is used to quantify the extent to which motor learning strategies are used within physiotherapy (PT) interventions. Methods: Participants included children (aged 4-18 years) participating in rehabilitation sessions focusing on gross motor skills following an ABI. Five physiotherapists conducted the sessions. 18 PT sessions were videotaped and rated with the PISRF worksheet and scale. A measurement study design was used and intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) for the total scores of the scale were the primary statistical measure. Results: The ICC for intra- and inter-rater reliability for the total score of the scale was 0.86 and 0.50, respectively. Overall, the intra-rater reliability was high indicating consistent interpretation of scale items within raters. The inter-rater reliability was moderate suggesting that there was variation in interpretation of scale item definitions between raters. Conclusions: Initial evaluation of the PISRF indicates high intra-rater reliability; however, further item revisions and testing with a larger, more varied sample population should occur before further use of the form is recommended.
Description: Affiliated institutions include: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (V. Wright), McMaster University (D. Levac), University of Toronto (N. Salbach)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/29441
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