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An Analysis of the Reliability and Validity of a Korean Version of the Mobility and Gait Assessment Tools for Patients with Stroke
J Kor Phys Ther 2018;30(1):29-34
Published online February 28, 2018;
© 2018 The Korea Society of Physical Therapy.

Ho Young Jang1, Jeong-Hoon Lee2, Jung Lim Oh3, Hyun Soo Lee1, Suk Min Lee4

1Department of Physical Therapy, The Graduate School, Sahmyook University; 2Department of Occupational Therapy, The Graduate School, Yonsei University; 3Department of Physical Therapy, Daewon University College, 4Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health and Welfare, Sahmyook University, Korea
Suk Min Lee
Received January 9, 2018; Revised February 20, 2018; Accepted February 28, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distribute under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution,and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Purpose: This study aimed to systematically analyze the reliability and validity of Korean versions of mobility and gait assessment tools for patients with stroke.
Methods: Two reviewers conducted an independent literature search and systematically reviewed the literature. Literature published until June of 2017 was searched using search engines for electronic databases. The 2 reviewers reviewed the title and abstract of each article. Among the articles examined, we read the full text of those judged to be suitable for our study. We classified the selected data into research methods and results. The determination was made through mutual agreement.
Results: The reviewers selected 5 articles related to the purpose of this study. The DGI was found to be moderately associated with BBS, 10MWT, and TUG in intra-rater reliability (ICC=0.92), inter-rater reliability (ICC=0.88), and concurrent validity tests. The FGA demonstrated a high level of reliability with intra-rater (ICC=0.92-0.95) and inter-rater reliability (ICC=0.91, 0.95). The intra-rater reliability of the RMI was high at ICC=0.98. Its concurrent validity showed a high association with STREAM and BI. The intra-rater reliability of the MAS was ICC=0.75-0.99. Its inter-rater reliability was very high, exceeding 0.99. The inter-rater reliability of the Tinetti-gait Scale was ICC=0.91, and its concurrent validity was moderately associated with the DGI, 10WMT, OLST, FM-L/E, and STS.
Conclusion: The results of this study revealed that the reliability and validity of the Korean versions of the mobility and gait assessment tools were high.
Keywords : Assessment, Gait, Mobility, Reliability, Validity

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