Table 3

Interobserver agreement for each item on the scale (weighted kappa coefficient)

ItemFaculty vs residents
(95% CI)
Faculty vs parents
(95% CI)
Residents vs parents
(95% CI)
Feeding intolerance0.72 (0.64 to 0.77)
Substantial
0.45 (0.42 to 0.49)
Moderate
0.44 (0.35 to 0.46)
Moderate
Medical intervention0.88 (0.82 to 0.89)
Almost perfect
0.07 (0.00 to 0.12)
Slight
0.26 (0.23 to 0.32)
Fair
Respiratory difficulty0.76 (0.73 to 0.85)
Substantial
0.28 (0.22 to 0.36)
Fair
0.26 (0.23 to 0.35)
Fair
Respiratory frequency0.86 (0.74 to 0.91)
Almost perfect
0.08 (0.02 to 0.13)
Slight
0.08 (0.05 to 0.17)
Slight
Apnoea***
 General condition0.76 (0.71 to 0.82)
Substantial
0.25 (0.25 to 0.30)
Fair
0.34 (0.28 to 0.37)
Fair
Fever0.99 (0.99 to 1)
Almost perfect
0.82 (0.74 to 0.88)
Almost perfect
0.82 (0.78 to 0.87)
Almost perfect
Total0.78 (0.76 to 0.80)
Substantial
0.41 (0.36 to 0.47)
Moderate
0.41 (0.32 to 0.49)
Moderate
  • *Not scored due to non-occurrence of symptom within the observation period of the faculty or resident group.