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Reliability and reproducibility evaluation of the AOSpine thoracolumbar backbone harm classification system by Chinese language spinal surgeons.

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Reliability and reproducibility evaluation of the AOSpine thoracolumbar backbone harm classification system by Chinese language spinal surgeons.

Eur Backbone J. 2017 Might;26(5):1477-1482

Authors: Cheng J, Liu P, Solar D, Qin T, Ma Z, Liu J

Summary
PURPOSE: The target of this research was to research the interobserver reliability and intraobserver reproducibility of the brand new AOSpine thoracolumbar backbone harm classification system in younger Chinese language orthopedic surgeons with completely different ranges of expertise in spinal trauma. Earlier experiences recommend that the brand new AOSpine thoracolumbar backbone harm classification system demonstrates acceptable interobserver reliability and intraobserver reproducibility. Nonetheless, there are few research in Asia, particularly in China.
METHODS: The AOSpine thoracolumbar backbone harm classification system was utilized to 109 sufferers with acute, traumatic thoracolumbar spinal accidents by two teams of spinal surgeons with completely different ranges of medical expertise. The Kappa coefficient was used to find out interobserver reliability and intraobserver reproducibility.
RESULTS: The general Kappa coefficient for all circumstances was zero.362, which represents truthful reliability. The Kappa statistic was zero.385 for A-type accidents and zero.292 for B-type accidents, which represents truthful reliability, and zero.552 for C-type accidents, which represents average reliability. The Kappa coefficient for intraobserver reproducibility was zero.442 for A-type accidents, zero.485 for B-type accidents, and zero.412 for C-type accidents. These values signify average reproducibility for all harm sorts. The raters in Group A offered considerably higher interobserver reliability than Group B (P < zero.05). There have been no between-group variations in intraobserver reproducibility.
CONCLUSIONS: This research means that the brand new AO backbone harm classification system could also be utilized in day-to-day medical follow in China following intensive coaching of healthcare suppliers. Additional potential research in numerous healthcare suppliers and medical settings are important for validation of this classification system and to evaluate its utility.

PMID: 27807778 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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