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Table 2 Reliability of muscle contraction ratio in the controls (dominant and nondominant sides) and patients with sciatica (affected and unaffected sides)

From: Test-retest reliability of nerve and muscle morphometric characteristics utilizing ultrasound imaging in individuals with unilateral sciatica and controls

  Mean SD ICC SEM MDC
Dominant
 Multifidus 1.24 0.19 0.82 0.08 0.22
 Biceps Femoris 1.17 0.14 0.91 0.04 0.11
 Medial Gastrocnemius 1.12 0.07 0.90 0.03 0.08
 Soleus 1.10 0.06 0.87 0.03 0.07
Nondominant
 Multifidus 1.25 0.17 0.84 0.06 0.18
 Biceps Femoris 1.20 0.13 0.90 0.03 0.14
 Medial Gastrocnemius 1.12 0.07 0.86 0.03 0.09
 Soleus 1.10 0.07 0.88 0.03 0.09
Affected
 Multifidus 0.87 0.40 0.85 0.05 0.16
 Biceps Femoris 1.13 0.25 0.89 0.08 0.22
 Medial Gastrocnemius 1.01 0.20 0.87 0.07 0.19
 Soleus 0.90 0.07 0.90 0.06 0.17
Unaffected
 Multifidus 1.20 0.14 0.89 0.04 0.13
 Biceps Femoris 1.27 0.16 0.90 0.04 0.13
 Medial Gastrocnemius 1.20 0.21 0.86 0.07 0.19
 Soleus 1.25 0.22 0.89 0.06 0.18
  1. SD Standard Deviation, ICC Intraclass correlation coefficient, SEM Standard Error of Measurement, MDC Minimal Detectable Change