Journal article

Achieving assessor accuracy on the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury

AJ Armstrong, JM Clark, DT Ho, CJ Payne, S Nolan, LM Goodes, LA Harvey, R Marshall, MP Galea, SA Dunlop

SPINAL CORD | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2017

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective audit of assessor accuracy using the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI) in three multicentre randomised controlled trials (SCIPA: Spinal Cord Injury and Physical Activity) spanning 2010-2014 with standards revised in 2011. OBJECTIVES: To investigate assessor accuracy of neurological classification after spinal cord injury. SETTING: Australia and New Zealand. METHODS: ISNCSCI examinations were undertaken by trained clinicians prior to randomisation. Data were recorded manually and ISNCSCI worksheets circulated to panels, consensus reached and worksheets corrected. An audit team used a 2014 computerised ISNCSCI ..

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