Interobserver Reliability of the Total Body Score System for Quantifying Human Decomposition.

@article{Dabbs2016InterobserverRO,
  title={Interobserver Reliability of the Total Body Score System for Quantifying Human Decomposition.},
  author={Gretchen R Dabbs and Melissa Connor and Joan A Bytheway},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={
          445-451
        }
}
Several authors have tested the accuracy of the Total Body Score (TBS) method for quantifying decomposition, but none have examined the reliability of the method as a scoring system by testing interobserver error rates. Sixteen participants used the TBS system to score 59 observation packets including photographs and written descriptions of 13 human cadavers in different stages of decomposition (postmortem interval: 2-186 days). Data analysis used a two-way random model intraclass correlation… CONTINUE READING
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