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Inter-rater reliability of the Subjective Global Assessment: A systematic literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23182379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVES: Malnutrition continues to be under-recognized and undertreated in the hospitalized setting. Although no "gold standard" for the diagnosis of malnutrition exists, the Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) is a commonly used malnutrition assessment tool. The study aim was to explore the reporting of inter-rater reliability (IRR) of the SGA when used as a nutritional assessment tool in the published literature. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review was performed identifying 119 articles using the SGA once exclusion criteria were applied. Articles were examined for use of IRR and the Cohen κ agreement between examiners. RESULTS: The IRR of the SGA was reported in only 13% of articles where the SGA was used for nutritional assessment. The κ agreement was highest when examiners were experienced. CONCLUSIONS: The IRR is rarely reported in the published literature and has not yet been reported across experience levels.
Authors:
Jessica Steenson; Angela Vivanti; Elizabeth Isenring
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-1244     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutrition     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8802712     Medline TA:  Nutrition     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
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