NIH Stroke Scale reliability in ratings from a large sample of clinicians.

  title={NIH Stroke Scale reliability in ratings from a large sample of clinicians.},
  author={Scott Andrew Josephson and N K Hills and S C Johnston},
  journal={Cerebrovascular diseases},
  volume={22 5-6},
OBJECTIVE The NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is widely used in stroke clinical care and trials. Certification in its use, most commonly through rating of video vignettes, is routinely required. To investigate the reliability of the NIHSS in a representative sample of raters, we examined the results of the most frequently used certification examination. METHODS At the invitation of the National Stroke Association, we analyzed the results of all raters who completed one of two multiple patient… CONTINUE READING

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