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Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
Authors: M. Ginja, Maria Llorens-Pena, J. Gonzalo-Orden and A. Ferreira

-Orden, J. M. and Llorens-Pena, M. P. (2006): Repeatability and reproducibility of distraction indices in PennHIP examinations of the hip joints in dogs. Acta Vet. Hung. 54 , 387–392. Llorens-Pena M. P

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Repeatability and reproducibility of Distraction Index (DI) measurements in the PennHIP method were evaluated in 100 dogs. The PennHIP distraction views sent to the PennHIP Analysis Center (PAC) were duplicated, digitalised, and identified with a code, and an adequate computer software was used for DI measurements. One examiner performed two DI measurement sessions, evaluating individually 200 hip joints. The scoring repeatability and reproducibility were estimated calculating the Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC) between the two DI measurement sessions and between the second DI measurement session and the DI in PAC reports, respectively. The ICC for repeatability was 0.97 [95% confidence interval (CI), 0.96 to 0.98], and the ICC for reproducibility was 0.95 (95% CI, 0.93 to 0.96). The results suggest that the DI measurement method described is repeatable and can reproduce the PAC reports with confidence. Distraction indices measured in different PennHIP studies, using this DI measurement method and performed by trained researchers, can be considered interchangeable.

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Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
Authors: Mário Ginja, António Silvestre, António Ferreira, José Gonzalo-Orden, Maria Orden, Pedro Melo-Pinto, Maria Llorens-Pena and Jorge Colaço

., Silvestre, M., Gonzalo-Orden, J. M. and Llorens-Pena, M. P. (2006): Repeatability and reproducibility of distraction indices in PennHIP examinations of the hip joint in dogs. Acta Vet. Hung. 54 , 387

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