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ERIC Number: EJ934664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1091-367X
Intra-Rater and Inter-Rater Reliability of the Balance Error Scoring System in Pre-Adolescent School Children
Sheehan, Dwayne P.; Lafave, Mark R.; Katz, Larry
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, v15 n3 p234-243 2011
This study was designed to test the intra- and inter-rater reliability of the University of North Carolina's Balance Error Scoring System in 9- and 10-year-old children. Additionally, a modified version of the Balance Error Scoring System was tested to determine if it was more sensitive in this population ("raw scores"). Forty-six normally developing fourth-grade students underwent balance testing. Twelve trials measured static and dynamic balance. Four adult raters scored the balance tests to yield Cronbach's alpha scores of reliability. Intra-rater University of North Carolina Balance Error Scoring System [alpha] varied from 0.73 to 0.94 and 0.94 to 0.99 when using the raw scores. The inter-rater University of North Carolina Balance Error Scoring System [alpha] of the four raters ranged from 0.77 to 0.95 and from 0.88 to 0.98 when using the raw scores. The University of North Carolina Balance Error Scoring System shows high reliability when used with fourth-grade elementary school children; however, raw scores may show greater reliability in a population of children. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; North Carolina