TEST-RETEST RELIABILITY OF PAIRED PREFERENCE TEST FOR THE WEIGHTED SHOES

Hung-Hsun Lin, Hung-Ta Chiu

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to examine the test-retest reliability of paired preference test for the weighted shoes. Forty participants were recruited and instructed to put on the weighted shoes and choose the preferred one after completing four paired comparisons. During the tests, participants were blind of any information from the shoes. All the participants were invited to repeat the same procedure one week after the first session. The results in first session showed that thirty-two (80%) out of the forty participants preferred Shoe D or E, which centre of mass was close to the rear end of the shoe. The greater intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC=0.81) represents the perfect test-retest reliability of the paired preference test. The test protocol designed in this study could apparently reduce the numbers of the paired comparison under the characteristic of the testing shoe varied systematically, for example the weighted shoes used in this study.

Keywords


reliability; comfort perception; paired comparison; weighted shoe

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ISSN 1999-4168