Reliability of Kinovea Computer Program in Measuring Cervical Range of Motion in Sagittal Plane


Purpose: This study was conducted to investigate the intrarater and interrater reliability of Kinovea computer program in measuring cervical range of motion in sagittal plane in healthy subjects. Subjects: Sixty-five normal physical therapy intern students participated in this study. Their age ranged from 20 - 24 years with mean (22.42 ± 0.84) and BMI mean (28.60 ± 1.40). Materials and Methods: Digital camera and labtop with installed Kinovea software were used. The cervical ROM of flexion and extension for each participant were measured by Kinovea computer program three times by examiner (B) to detect the intrarater reliability and by three examiners (A, B and C) to detect the interrater reliability. Results: For the intrarater reliability, the ICC between the first and second trials by Rater B for flexion and extension were 0.985 and 0.995. The ICC between the second and third trials were 0.932 and 0.993. The ICC between the first and third trials were 0.920 and 0.986 respectively. For the interrater reliability, the ICC between Rater A & B for flexion and extension were 0.991 and 0.992. The ICC between Rater A & C were 0.988 and 0. 9938. The ICC between Rater B & C were 0.993 and 0.997 respectively. Kinovea computer program had an excellent intrarater and interrater reliability in measuring cervical flexion and extension range of motion at P < 0.05. Conclusion: The Kinovea software program was reliable in both intrarater and interrater reliability in measuring cervical range of motion in sagittal plane.

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Elwardany, S. , El-Sayed, W. and Ali, M. (2015) Reliability of Kinovea Computer Program in Measuring Cervical Range of Motion in Sagittal Plane. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-10. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101916.

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