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Table 1 Inter-rater agreement within the two study cohorts (2006 and 2007)

From: Sustained impact of a short small group course with systematic feedback in addition to regular clinical clerkship activities on musculoskeletal examination skills-a controlled study

Task Kendall’s Tau-b (2006) Kendall’s Tau-b 2007)
T0 T1 T2 T0 T1 T2
Clinical Skills (CS) Musculoskeletal Examination Skills (MSES)
Inspection 0.79 0.57 0.78 0.59 0.53 0.64
Palpation of anatomic landmarks 0.46 0.81 1.00 0.52 0.49 1.00
Movements of one joint 0.81 0.69 (.)a 0.81 0.80 (.)a
Documentation of joint movements 0.67 1.00 0.78 0.84 0.83 0.58
Movements of the spine 0.78 0.76 0.98 0.77 0.64 0.54
Trigger test 0.71 0.72 0.67 0.59 0.70 0.80
Verbalization of physical findings 0.54 0.47 0.63 0.50 0.55 0.75
Interpersonal Skills (IPS)
Communication with patient 0.63 0.53 0.65 0.31 0.74 0.30
Professional behavior 0.41 −0.22 0.27 0.20 0.68 0.57
  1. a Not computable due to non-varying ratings of one rater