Inter-rater reliability, internal consistency and common technique flaws of the Tuck Jump Assessment in elite female football players

MAYHEW, Laurence, JOHNSON, Mark I., FRANCIS, Peter, SNOWDON, Nicky and JONES, Gareth (2017). Inter-rater reliability, internal consistency and common technique flaws of the Tuck Jump Assessment in elite female football players. Science and Medicine in Football, 1 (2), 139-144.

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Abstract

The Tuck Jump Assessment (TJA) is commonly used in football to assess jump landing technique. The aims of this study were to determine inter-rater agreement and internal consistency of the TJA and to identify commonly occurring technique flaws. Sixty elite female football players (mean (±SD): age = 20.27 ± 3.44 years) were video recorded whilst undertaking the TJA and independently assessed by 4 raters. Clinically acceptable levels of agreement were reached for “lower extremity valgus at landing” k = 0.83 (95% CI, 0.72–0.93); “thighs do not reach parallel” k = 0.84 (95% CI, 0.74–0.94); “thighs not equal side to side”k = 0.86 (95% CI, 0.75– 0.96). The level of agreement for the composite score of all 10 criteria ranged from kw = 0.62 (95% CI, 0.48–0.76) to Kw = 0.80 (95% CI, 0.70–0.90) suggesting a “fair-to-very good” level of inter-rater agreement. The most common technique flaws were found for criterion 2 “thighs do not reach parallel” 20 (N = 147/665) and criterion 1 “knee valgus on landing” (N = 80/665). Internal consistency results suggest that the TJA is not unidimensional. We suggest “knee valgus on landing” may have clinical utility although further research is needed.

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Identification Number: 10.1080/24733938.2017.1282165
SWORD Depositor: Hilary Ridgway
Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 09:01
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2017 16:18
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16156

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