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Title: Interrater reliability of research assistants performing data collection for the Ohio Perinatal Research Network
Creators: Randle, Joan
Advisor: Patrick, Thelma
Issue Date: 2012-06
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate the inter-rater reliability of data collected through chart abstraction by research assistants affiliated with The Perinatal Research Repository (PRR), a division of the Ohio Perinatal Research Network (OPRN). Assessing inter-rater reliability is an important component of chart abstraction which ensures the purity of data collected. The Perinatal Research Repository collects data from premature infants, their mothers and fathers for current and future research. Twenty charts previously abstracted by the senior research assistant were randomly selected for this study. Four specific variables were identified for comparison: indications for c-section; maternal hypertension; complications and conditions during pregnancy; and indications for induction of labor. After a second abstraction the identified variables were compared for reliability. A kappa coefficient will be determined. Expected findings: If consistency is determined, the study will be terminated after ten charts are reviewed. If inter-rater reliability is found to be inconsistent, the specific variations in the procedures of carrying out the abstraction and interpreting the results will be identified and the OPRN Maternal Abstraction Form will be modified. The Perinatal Research Repository is an important resource for social context data, clinical data, demographic data, environmental context data, and biospecimen data related to discovering and implementing actions that measurably reduce prematurity. Reliable data abstraction ensures the quality of research is preserved.
Embargo: No embargo
Series/Report no.: The Ohio State University. College of Nursing Honors Theses; 2012
Keywords: interrater reliability
prematurity
perinatal research
Ohio Perinatal Research Network
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/52065
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