Evaluation of interrater reliability assessing oral health in acute care settings
Article first published online: 15 AUG 2013
© 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
International Journal of Nursing Practice
Volume 20, Issue 3, pages 258–264, June 2014
How to Cite
Konradsen, H., Trosborg, I., Christensen, L. and Pedersen, P. U. (2014), Evaluation of interrater reliability assessing oral health in acute care settings. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 20: 258–264. doi: 10.1111/ijn.12140
- Issue published online: 2 JUN 2014
- Article first published online: 15 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: JAN 2013
- acute care;
- interrater reliability;
- oral assessment;
- oral health
Oral health is increasingly important in relation to illness prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
The aim of this study was to test interrater reliability nurses in-between of Revised Oral Assessment Guide (ROAG) among patients acutely admitted to hospital with a medical condition. All patients were assessed twice. Percent agreement and Cohen's Kappa coefficient was calculated. Substantial differences were found between observers' ratings. If ROAG is to be implemented, it must be preceded for example by specific education, visual guidance or selection of most important elements in the screening tool.