Reliability of the "Sydney," "Sunnybrook," and "House Brackmann" facial grading systems to assess voluntary movement and synkinesis after facial nerve paralysis.

@article{Coulson2005ReliabilityOT,
  title={Reliability of the "Sydney," "Sunnybrook," and "House Brackmann" facial grading systems to assess voluntary movement and synkinesis after facial nerve paralysis.},
  author={Susan E. Coulson and Glen R. Croxson and Roger David Adams and Nicholas O'dwyer},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={132 4},
  pages={543-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the extent of within-system reliability and between-system correlation for the "Sydney" and "Sunnybrook" systems of grading facial nerve paralysis, and to examine the interobserver reliability and agreement of the "House Brackmann" grading system. STUDY DESIGN A fixed-effects reliability study in which 6 otolaryngologists viewed videotapes of patients with facial nerve paralysis. SETTING University and medical Centers. PATIENTS Patients with unilateral lower motor… CONTINUE READING

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