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Table 4 Agreement between Family Physician & Rheumatologist GALS Scores

From: Validation of the GALS musculoskeletal screening exam for use in primary care: a pilot study

  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)