Abstract

Date Presented 04/13/21

This study assesses reliability and accuracy of the Head Control Scale (HCS) when used by inexperienced raters. Physical therapy and OT students used the HCS to rate five videotaped pediatric subjects. The kappa coefficient for interrater reliability among students was "almost perfect" (>.80). In one subscale, when comparing student raters with clinicians, there was strong agreement in grading between each group. The HCS may be consistently used by both new and experienced raters.

Primary Author and Speaker: Amy Armstrong-Heimsoth

Additional Authors and Speakers: Emily Mei Chun, Elizabeth Diane Hesse, Kelsey E. Ranneklev, and Camila E. Sanchez

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