Interexaminer Reliability of a Simplified Caries Index.
Publication rept. 6 Apr-19 May 76,
WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON D C ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH
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Thirty-two soldiers were each examined by seven noncalibrated dentists to determine the interexaminer reliability of a simplified caries index. Findings revealed an overall Spearman correlation of 0.72 with total agreement among the examiners for 50 of the subjects. Conclusions were that rules should be established regarding scoring of fractured teeth, and that these results suggest the use of this index when noncalibrated conditions exist.
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