Reliability in rehabilitation measurement

D. Dimitrov, P. Rumrill, S. Fitzgerald, M. Hennessey

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The article examines reliability as a key component of the psychometric properties of tests and inventories. What is reliability, types of reliability, why is reliability important, and other reliability issues are addressed in a manner that will help Work readers to better understand and apply psychometric considerations in the context of rehabilitation research. The authors contend that reliability is an essential condition for the psychometric soundness of measurement instruments that are used in rehabilitation research and practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-164
Number of pages6
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001


  • Assessment
  • Measurement
  • Psychometric properties
  • Reliability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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