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Michael Fillyaw



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Poster presenting a research study whose purpose was to determine the test-retest reliability and MDC of the MFT in first, second, and third year DPT students, and to compare the mean total score of the MFT among the three student groups. Using a simple random sample, 21 students were recruited from each of the three UNE DPT classes. The participants completed the MFT twice, separated by 14 days, in a UNE classroom. Students in the third year class completed the validated 13-item MFT and, due to a photocopying error, students in the first and second year class completed an 11-item MFT. The first year students had the lowest 11-item MFT mean score (68.5 points) which was significantly lower than the second and third year student groups (85.7 and 88.2 points, respectively). First year students had the lowest ICC and highest MDC (0.23 and 40.4 points). Third year students had the highest ICC and lowest MDC (0.73 and 23.0 points). The 13 and 11-item MFT has good test-retest reliability for UNE's third year DPT student group. The 11-item MFT has poor to moderate test-retest reliability for first and second year DPT students.

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The research paper for this poster can be found here: http://dune.une.edu/pt_studrrpaper/1.

Test-Retest Reliability And Minimal Detectable Change Of The Modified Fresno Test Of Evidence Based Practice In DPT Students



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