They also experience other important limitations such as poor interobserver
variability (mRS), (6) floor and ceiling effect (BI), (7) and a focus on measuring physical impairment but not functional deficit (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale).
variability was assessed with the [kappa] statistic.
variability was analysed with the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS, Chicago, IL; version 17.0).
Intraclass correlation coefficients were calculated for the intra- and interobserver
agreement and values [greater than equal to]0.75, 0.60.0.74, 0.40.0.59, and [less than equal to]0.40 were featured as high, good, fair, and poor agreement, respectively.
reliability was evaluated between two examiners in an effort to evaluate the repeatability of the method in an approach similar to Fojas et al.
(34) independently presented 40 cases of CMC arthritis to five muscuoloskeletal radiologists and eight hand surgeons to evaluate interobserver
reliability of classification and treatment.
Repeatability of goniometric methods: Intraclass correlation coefficients also were calculated to evaluate intraobserver and interobserver
reliability of goniometry measurements obtained using the modified universal plastic goniometer and electro-goniometer.
To control for interobserver
variability, the centers submitted a total of 40 slides for central dermatopathology review, which found agreement in 35 cases (87.8%).
For all variables, we evaluated intra-observer agreement (i.e., agreements on interpretations when interpreting the same patient images using the two reading systems, the MEDICAL-IMPAX and TABLET-XERO), and interobserver
agreement (i.e., agreements between radiologists when interpreting the same patient within a single reading system).
Moreover the STONE nephrolithometry has excellent interobserver
Our study revealed a moderate level of interobserver
agreement among these readers, indicating that different experience levels may affect the interpretation of images, even under the guidance of the PI-RADS v2.
On the other hand, Thomson's study showed that the interobserver
agreement for staining intensity for each antibody was good for 0+ and 3+ groups but poor for 1+ and 2+ groups (12).