Mayo and NINDS scales for assessment of tendon reflexes: between observer agreement and implications for communication.

@article{Manschot1998MayoAN,
  title={Mayo and NINDS scales for assessment of tendon reflexes: between observer agreement and implications for communication.},
  author={Sanne M Manschot and Leonie van Passel and Erik Buskens and Ale Algra and Jan C van Gijn},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={1998},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={253-5}
}
The purpose of this study was to assess the between observer reliability of two standard notation scales for grading tendon reflexes, The Mayo Clinic scale and the NINDS scale. In a university department of neurology two or three physicians judged the biceps, triceps, knee, and ankle tendon reflexes in two groups of 50 patients using either scale. The interobserver agreement was assessed by means of kappa statistics. The agreement among doctors was never better than "fair" for both scales… CONTINUE READING