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Table 3 Average weighted kappa values by type of item and interRAI instrument

From: Reliability of the interRAI suite of assessment instruments: a 12-country study of an integrated health information system

Item Domains Number of Items Long term care facility (LTCF) Home Care (HC) Palliative Care (PC) Post Acute Care (PAC) Mental Health (MH) All Instruments
   148 common 48 unique 112 common 62 unique 63 common 64 unique 120 common 8 unique 48 common 170 unique Weighed Kappa4
Sex 1 0.96 0.93 0.98 0.98   0.96
Marital Status 1 0.93 0.92 0.90 0.94 0.92 0.93
ADL 9 0.87 0.90 0.81 0.84 0.92 0.89
Discharge status 2 0.65 - - 0.39 0.86 0.87
Height, weight 2 0.82 0.85 - 0.96 0.81 0.84
Stage of pressure ulcer 1 0.85 0.87 0.80 0.82 - 0.84
Communication 2 0.76 0.75 0.88 0.80 0.82 0.83
Tobacco, Alcohol 2 0.91 0.73 0.78 0.71 0.92 0.82
Allergy to drugs 1 0.91 0.74 0.88 0.76 - 0.82
IADL performance 6 - 0.77 - 0.74 - 0.82
IADL capacity 4 - 0.79 - 0.74 - 0.78
Standing 2 0.83 NA - 0.75 - 0.81
Continence 3 0.90 0.76 0.72 0.63 0.91 0.80
Treatments 8 0.83 0.93 0.79 0.76 - 0.80
Thoughts 3 0.73 0.75 - 0.41 0.66 0.79
Cognition 4 0.77 0.65 0.83 0.69 0.87 0.79
Falls, fractures 3 0.86 0.65 0.61 0.82 0.73 0.77
Prevention 4 0.65 0.77 - - - 0.74
Pain 4 0.63 0.76 0.69 0.73 0.71 0.73
Legal status 5 0.73 0.61 - 0.76 0.94 0.73
Advance directives 4 0.63 - 0.87 0.83 1.00 0.73
  1. For variable sets with a single item the kappa value reflects the value for that item alone. All other rows reflect the average kappa value for the types of items available for that domain area.