- Athletic Training and Sports Health Care
- May/June 2012 - Volume 4 · Issue 3: 103-109
The purpose of this article was to determine the interrater reliability of the 100-point Functional Movement Screen (FMS) scoring scale. Thirty middle school-age students participated in this study. Each participant was videotaped performing the 7 movements of the FMS and scores were obtained. The videos were then analyzed by 2 separate raters using the new 100-point scoring system. Interrater reliability was calculated for each movement and the composite score using the in-traclass correlation coefficients model. Interrater reliability for the individual components of the 100-point FMS scale ranged between 0.91 and 1.00. Composite interrater reliability was 0.99. The left lunge component of the FMS scale had the lowest interrater reliability at 0.91, whereas the shoulder mobility, active straight-leg raise, and trunk stability push up had perfect reliability at 1.00. Results of this study suggest the proposed 100-point FMS scale can be scored with a high level of interrater reliability in trained raters.
Dr Butler is from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Dr Plisky and Dr Kiesel are from the University of Evansville and ProRehab PC, Evansville, Indiana.
The results of this research project were presented in abstract form at the American College of Sports Medicine meeting on June 3, 2010, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Drs Plisky and Kiesel have received financial payment to teach continuing education and seminars involving the Functional Movement Screen. Dr Butler has no financial or proprietary interest in the materials presented herein.
Address correspondence to Robert J. Butler, PT, DPT, PhD, Physical Therapy Division, Duke University, DUMC 104002, Durham, NC 27705; e-mail: email@example.com