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Reliability of palpation of pedal pulses as ascertained by the kappa statistic.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7391497     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An improved statistic (weighted Kappa) was tested for reviewing the reliability of the palpation of pedal pulses by three observers. Significant improvement was noted after training. Reliability also persisted with respect to a reduced form of the conventional ordinal grading system. The findings indicated that problems of usefulness or reliability may arise when more than five distinctions are made in describing the pulses or when the data are completely reduced to only a dichotomous (present-absent) system.
Authors:
I R Lawson; S R Ingman; Y Masih; B Freeman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0002-8614     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Geriatr Soc     Publication Date:  1980 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-09-23     Completed Date:  1980-09-23     Revised Date:  2008-03-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503062     Medline TA:  J Am Geriatr Soc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  300-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Foot
Humans
Methods
Palpation*
Pulse*
Statistics as Topic*

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