Journal article

CRITICAL-EVALUATION OF 3 CHEST RADIOGRAPH SCORES IN CYSTIC-FIBROSIS

SM SAWYER, JB CARLIN, M DECAMPO, G BOWES

THORAX | BRITISH MED JOURNAL PUBL GROUP | Published : 1994

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A number of chest radiographic scores have been developed to assess the severity of respiratory disease in cystic fibrosis but critical statistical evaluation has been limited. In particular, the chest radiograph component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) clinical score has not previously been validated. Three different chest radiograph scores have been compared and the association between them and lung function tests investigated. METHODS: The interobserver and intraobserver variation of the Brasfield, NIH chest radiograph, and the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) chest radiograph score was assessed by three observers--a paediatric radiologist, a junior and a senior res..

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