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Gerokomos

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ROCA-BIOSCA, Alba et al. Interobserver reliability in EVARUCI and EMINA scales for intensive care unit. Gerokomos [online]. 2015, vol.26, n.1, pp.30-33. ISSN 1134-928X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1134-928X2015000100007.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the interobserver reliability of the scales EMINA and EVARUCI in Intensive Care Unit. To this day two observers assessed the risk of developing pressure ulcers by EMINA and EVARUCI scales in all patients admitted. The interobserver agreement for the total score EVARUCI and EMINA was measured by intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). The agreement between the subscales was measured by Kappa. The overall interobserver reliability was very good for EMINA scale (ICC = 0.92) and EVARUCI (ICC = 0.99). In item scale Nutrition EMINA presented poor agreement (k = 0.137) while the remaining subscales showed good agreement. On the scale EVARUCI all subscales showed very good agreement.

Keywords : pressure ulcers; interobserver reliability; intensive care; EMINA scale; EVARUCI scale.

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