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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 384149, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/384149
Research Article

Inter- and Intrarater Reliability of Modified Lateral Scapular Slide Test in Healthy Athletic Men

Enghelab Avenue, Pitch-e-shemiran, Tehran 11489-65141, Iran

Received 9 February 2014; Revised 14 April 2014; Accepted 22 April 2014; Published 13 May 2014

Academic Editor: Sasa Moslavac

Copyright © 2014 Azadeh Shadmehr et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Objective. The reliability of lateral scapular slide test (LSST) at 90 degrees of abduction is controversial; therefore, in order to achieve more reliability it may be necessary to make changes in this particular position. Methods. Modified lateral scapular slide test (MLSST) was done on thirty male basketball players with two examiners in one session and for the retest with one examiner in the next week. The test was done in 7 positions: arm relaxed at the side (P1), 90 degrees of abduction (P2), 90 degrees of scaption without having a weight in hands (P3), 90 degrees of scaption with having 3 different weights (1, 2, and 4 kg) in hands (P4, P5, and P6, resp.), and 180 degrees of scaption without having a weight in hands (P7). Results. In P1 and P6, the ICC scores indicated the highest level of intrarater reliability. In P2, the ICC scores showed a fair level of intrarater reliability, as the minimum reliability. The maximum and minimum interrater reliability were P1 and P4, respectively. Conclusion. Scaption with loading, as a functional position in the overhead athletes, is a reliable positioning and may be replaced with the third position of the traditional LSST.