Reliability (Inter-rater Agreement) of the Barthel Index for Assessment of Stroke Survivors: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

@article{Duffy2013ReliabilityA,
  title={Reliability (Inter-rater Agreement) of the Barthel Index for Assessment of Stroke Survivors: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis},
  author={Laura Duffy and Shelley Gajree and Peter Langhorne and David J. Stott and Terence J. Quinn},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2013},
  volume={44},
  pages={462–468}
}
Background and Purpose— The Barthel Index (BI) is a 10-item measure of activities of daily living which is frequently used in clinical practice and as a trial outcome measure in stroke. We sought to describe the reliability (interobserver variability) of standard BI in stroke cohorts using systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies. Methods— Two assessors independently searched various multidisciplinary electronic databases from inception to April 2012 inclusive. Inclusion… 

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