The Functional Movement Screen: A Reliability Study

Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 06/04/2012

Among novice raters, the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) composite score demonstrated moderate to good interrater and intrarater reliability, with acceptable levels of measurement error. The measures of reliability and measurement error were similar for both intrarater reliability that repeated the assessment of the movement patterns over a 48–to–72–hour period and interrater reliability that had 2 raters assess the same movement pattern simultaneously. The interrater agreement of the FMS component scores was good to excellent for the push–up, quadruped, shoulder mobility, straight leg raise, squat, hurdle, and lunge. Only 15.6% of the participants were identified to be at risk for injury based on previously published cutoff values.

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