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Table 2 Reliability for InterRAI LTCF items

From: Assessment of nursing home residents in Europe: the Services and Health for Elderly in Long TERm care (SHELTER) study

Assessment Area Number of items Average weighted kappa reliability of items in the Area (across country range)
   Test retest reliability (n = 380) Interrater reliability (n = 404)
Cognition 10 0.88 (0.68 - 0.94) 0.73 (0.52-0.85)
Communication/Hearing 6 0.88 (0.73 - 0.93) 0.79 (0.58-0.89)
Mood/behavior    
- Indicators of depression anxiety and sad mood 14 0.75 (0.51 - 0.95) 0.70 (0.48 - 0.86)
- Behavior symptoms 6 0.82 (0.71 - 0.95) 0.72 (0.46 - 0.91)
Psychosocial well-being 19 0.82 (0.72 - 0.94) 0.72 (0.52 - 0.94)
Physical functioning 18 0.85 (0.62 - 0.95) 0.80 (0.62 - 0.90)
Continence 4 0.87 (0.52 - 1) 0.91 (0.68 - 0.96)
Disease diagnoses 21 0.91 (0.75 - 0.96) 0.76 (0.62 - 0.89)
Health conditions    
- Falls 2 0.82 (0.66 - 0.98) 0.76 (0.49 - 1)
- Problems/conditions 22 0.78 (0.66 - 0.90) 0.66 (0.46 - 0.88)
- Pain 5 0.81 (0.54 - 0.96) 0.70 (0.55 - 0.88)
- Instability of conditions 3 0.86 (0.64 - 0.95) 0.65 (0.41 - 0.87)
- Self-reported health 1 0.82 (0.72 - 0.91) 0.70 (0.56 - 0.80)
Oral/Nutritional Status 12 0.81 (0.65 - 0.93) 0.68 (0.52 - 0.80)
Skin conditions 7 0.79 (0.63 - 0.99) 0.74 (0.44 - 0.88)
Medication 1 0.92 (0.75 - 0.98) 0.85 (0.70 - 0.95)
Treatments and procedures    
- Prevention 8 0.87 (0.72 - 0.98) 0.70 (0.42 - 0.91)
- Treatments 14 0.88 (0.69 - 0.97) 0.83 (0.66 - 0.92)
- Restrictive devices 3 0.86 (0.65 - 0.97) 0.79 (0.69 - 0.89)
Discharge potential and overall status 4 0.91 (0.79 - 0.98) 0.77 (0.63 - 0.85)
Activity Pursuit 18 0.80 (0.54 - 0.95) 0.64 (0.44 - 0.95)