Reproducibility of colonoscopic findings in Crohn's disease: A prospective multicenter study of interobserver variation

@article{Modigliani2005ReproducibilityOC,
  title={Reproducibility of colonoscopic findings in Crohn's disease: A prospective multicenter study of interobserver variation},
  author={Dr. Robert Modigliani and J. Y. Mary},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={32},
  pages={1370-1379}
}
We have examined prospectively whether it was possible for a multicenter group (12 centers) to standardize data collection and to achieve a reasonable level of reproducibility of colonoscopic findings in Crohn's disease. Each colonoscopy was performed simultaneously by a pair of endoscopists who did not communicate with each other until they had completed a standardized form. A preliminary period was necessary to achieve an agreement on items to be recorded and on lesion definition. Thereafter… CONTINUE READING