Interobserver agreement for the bedside clinical assessment of suspected stroke.

@article{Hand2006InterobserverAF,
  title={Interobserver agreement for the bedside clinical assessment of suspected stroke.},
  author={Peter J. Hand and Janneke A Haisma and Joseph Kwan and Richard I Lindley and Bart Lamont and Martin Dennis and Joanna M. Wardlaw},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2006},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={776-80}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stroke remains primarily a clinical diagnosis, with information obtained from history and examination determining further management. We aimed to measure inter-rater reliability for the clinical assessment of stroke, with emphasis on items of history, timing of symptom onset, and diagnosis of stroke or mimic. We explored reasons for poor reliability. METHODS The study was based in an urban hospital with an acute stroke unit. Pairs of observers independently assessed… CONTINUE READING