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Table 3 Cohen’s Kappa and correlation coefficient of inter-rater and test-retest analysis on single item level

From: Identifying the need for specialized palliative care in adult cancer patients – development and validation of a screening procedure based on proxy assessment by physicians and filter questions

Factors Items Inter-Rater (n = 100) Test-Retest (n = 66)
  κ p κ p
Diagnosis Diagnosis a a a a
ECOG ECOG .499 < 0.01 .535 < 0.01
Complications Complications .345 0.001 .318 0.007
Comorbidities Comorbidities .561 < 0.01 .402 0.001
Palliative relevant problems Symptoms .418 < 0.01 .545 < 0.01
Patient/family distress .540 < 0.01 .449 < 0.01
Patient/family concerns .220 .023 .262 0.030
Patient/family requests PC consult .620 < 0.01 .570 < 0.01
Team assistance needed .357 < 0.01 .041 0.735
Prolonged hospital stay .226 0.021 .168 0.138
  r p r p
Screening Score   .754 < 0.01 .703 < 0.01
  1. a No calculation due to constant value