Interobserver reliability between neurologists in training of Parkinson's disease rating scales: A multicenter study

G. Geminiani, B. M. Cesana, F. Tamma, P. Contri, C. Pacchetti, F. Carella, R. Piolti, E. Martignoni, P. Giovannini, F. Girotti, T. Caraceni

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A multicenter study has been conducted to determine the interobserver reproducibility of four of the most frequently used rating scales for Parkinson's disease: the Columbia University Rating Scale (CURS) and the Webster Rating Scale (WRS), both for assessing clinical signs; the Northwestern University Disability Scale (NUDS); and the Hoehn and Yahr staging. Four resident neurologists, inexperienced in the use of the four scales, independently examined 48 parkinsonian patients. The extent to which their assessments agreed was determined by calculating the Cohen k index after the scores had been recodified. The physicians' scores agreed substantially for the CURS and the Hoehn and Yahr scale, while those for the NUDS and the WRS agreed only moderately. Analysis of individual item scores within the scales suggests improvements that would offer greater interobserver consistency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-335
Number of pages6
JournalMovement Disorders
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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Interobserver reliability between neurologists in training of Parkinson's disease rating scales : A multicenter study. / Geminiani, G.; Cesana, B. M.; Tamma, F.; Contri, P.; Pacchetti, C.; Carella, F.; Piolti, R.; Martignoni, E.; Giovannini, P.; Girotti, F.; Caraceni, T.

In: Movement Disorders, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1991, p. 330-335.

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Geminiani, G, Cesana, BM, Tamma, F, Contri, P, Pacchetti, C, Carella, F, Piolti, R, Martignoni, E, Giovannini, P, Girotti, F & Caraceni, T 1991, 'Interobserver reliability between neurologists in training of Parkinson's disease rating scales: A multicenter study', Movement Disorders, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 330-335. https://doi.org/10.1002/mds.870060411
Geminiani, G. ; Cesana, B. M. ; Tamma, F. ; Contri, P. ; Pacchetti, C. ; Carella, F. ; Piolti, R. ; Martignoni, E. ; Giovannini, P. ; Girotti, F. ; Caraceni, T. / Interobserver reliability between neurologists in training of Parkinson's disease rating scales : A multicenter study. In: Movement Disorders. 1991 ; Vol. 6, No. 4. pp. 330-335.
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