Reliability and Validity of Application based measurement of Reaction time
Corresponding Author(s) : Pankhuri Vairagade
International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research,
Vol. 9 No. 2 (2021): 2021 Volume - 9 Issue - 2
Background:Reaction time is an important indicator of neuromuscular status in any age group. Drop ruler test (DRT) is a commonly used measure to estimate reaction time, it has certain limitations. To overcome this, a simple, portable and convenient App based measurement of reaction time is validated and reliability is checked.
Method:The study was conducted on 93 individuals between the age group of 19-25 years. For concurrent validity reaction time was measured using Drop Ruler Test by examiner A. Reaction time was measured using Reaction time Application by examiner A and examiner B.
Results:Reaction time Application correlated strongly with Drop Ruler Test r=0.790 (p<0.001)
Conclusion:Application based measurement of Reaction time is a valid measure and showed acceptable test-retest reliability and therefore can be used clinically as an assessment tool.
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