Table 4

Agreement between Family Physician & Rheumatologist GALS Scores

PPOS

PNEG

POBS

Estimated Kappa (95% CI)


Pain/Stiffness

0.944

0.758

0.910

0.704 (0.500, 0.908)

Difficulty Dressing

0.731

0.904

0.858

0.636 (0.444, 0.832)

Difficulty on Stairs

0.909

0.911

0.910

0.821 (0.694, 0.947)

Gait

0.676

0.813

0.784

0.490 (0.310, 0.670)

Arms – Appearance

0.617

0.793

0.742

0.412 (0.222, 0.601)

Arms – Movement

0.634

0.821

0.760

0.458 (0.271, 0.646)

Legs – Appearance

0.574

0.583

0.578

0.164 (0.000, 0.359)

Legs – Movement

0.711

0.666

0.690

0.379 (0.196, 0.563)

Spine – Appearance

0.400

0.697

0.597

0.128 (0.000, 0.314)

Spine – Movement

0.632

0.743

0.697

0.385 (0.204, 0.566)


Beattie et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2008 9:115   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-9-115

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