The Motion Sensitivity Test (MST) is a clinical protocol designed to measure motion-provoked dizziness during a series of 16 quick changes to head or body positions. The MST has been used as a guide for developing an exercise program for patients with motion-provoked dizziness and as a treatment outcome measure to monitor the effectiveness of vestibular rehabilitation therapy. This study determined validity, test-retest reliability, and interrater reliability of the MST. Fifteen individuals with motion-provoked dizziness and ten control individuals were tested during sessions occurring 90 min and/or 24 hr after baseline testing. The MST was found to be reliable across raters (intraclass correlation coefficient [ICC] = 0.99) and test sessions (ICC = 0.98 and 0.96). Test validity was good. The results indicated that the MST can be used reliably in clinical practice to develop exercise programs for patients with motion-provoked dizziness and to provide evidence of intervention efficacy
Akin, Faith W.; and Davenport, Mary Jo. 2003. The Validity and Reliability of the Motion Sensitivity Test. Vol.40(5). Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 415-422. https://www.rehab.research.va.gov/jour/03/40/5/pdf/Akin.pdf ISSN: 0748-7711
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