The functional movement screening (fms): an inter-rater reliability study between raters of varied experience
Written by Kyle Barrow FMS Sunday, March 3, 2013 FMS
To examine the inter-rater reliability of the scoring of the FMS™ between trained novices and an expert rater using video records
twenty healthy college students participated. Each participant performed the series of seven functional movement screens. Four raters (three novices and one expert) independently scored the seven FMS™ tests by watching video recordings of the movements.
Level of experience of the rater scoring the FMS™ should be considered, as it appears that the expert rater was more critical than novice raters in the interpretation of the scoring criteria