Test–Retest Reliability and Minimal Detectable Change Scores for Fitness Assessment in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Article first published online: 18 JUN 2013
© 2013 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 39, Issue 5, pages 260–268, September/October 2014
How to Cite
Alfonso-Rosa, R. M., del Pozo-Cruz, B., del Pozo-Cruz, J., Sañudo, B. and Rogers, M. E. (2014), Test–Retest Reliability and Minimal Detectable Change Scores for Fitness Assessment in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Rehabilitation Nursing, 39: 260–268. doi: 10.1002/rnj.111
- Issue published online: 11 SEP 2014
- Article first published online: 18 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 1 APR 2013
- diabetic patients;
- physical function;
To assess the intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) and to determine the minimal detectable change (MDC95) scores of the data for the Hand Grip Strength Test, the Chair Sit and Reach Test (CSRT), the Timed “Up and Go” (TUG) test, the 6-Minute Walk Test (6MWT) and 30 seconds Sit to Stand Test (30s-STS) test in older adults with type 2 NIDDM.
Eighteen subject participated in two sessions (1 week apart), which included the different tests.
High ICCs (≥0.92) were found for all tests. The MDC95 scores were as follows: 4.0 kg for Hand Grip Strength Tests, 7.5 cm for the right leg-CSRT, 9.0 cm for the left leg-CSRT, 1.0 second for the TUG test, 27 m for the 6MWT, and 3.3 repetitions for the 30s-STS test.
All tests evaluated are reliable outcome measures for type 2 NIDDM patients.
This study has generated novel MCD95 data, which will assist nursing practitioners in both prescribing the most beneficial exercise and interpreting posttreatment changes after rehabilitation in patients with T2DM.