Title: Inter-observer variation in the assessment of skin ulceration
Authors: Buntinx, Frank ×
Beckers, H
De Keyser, G
Flour, Maria
Nissen, G
Raskin, T
De Vet, H #
Issue Date: Apr-1996
Series Title: Journal of wound care vol:5 issue:4 pages:166-70
Abstract: Six observers (three physicians and three nurses) assessed 27 wounds of different types in 20 elderly patients, using five different classification systems. Using classification by colours, inter-observer agreement was moderate when six colours were used (70% agreement, group kappa 53%), and good if this was reduced to three (80% agreement, group kappa 64%). Results were only moderate using the Shea scoring system (68% agreement, group kappa 42%). Assessment for signs of infection was fair to moderate (75-85% agreement, group kappa 29-55%), but there was high inter-observer agreement for size and area (analysis of variance, p > or = 0.88).
ISSN: 0969-0700
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Academic Center for General Practice
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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