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Table 2 Relationship between Clinician-Rated Distress Thermometer and Self-Reported Distress Thermometer according to profession

From: Assessing the validity of the clinician-rated distress thermometer in palliative care

  Kappa/Agreement rate (%) Sensitivity (IC95) Specificity (IC95)
Health professionals
 All 0.33/67 67 [60.3–72.9] 68 [59.6–75.9]
 1st evaluation 0.52/80 83 [66.4–93.4] 71 [41.9–91.6]
Nurses
 All evaluations 0.37/68 65 [ 56.9–73.3] 73 [62.7–73.3]
 1st evaluation 0.84/93 100 [66.4–100] 80 [28.4–99.5]
Physicians
 All evaluations 0.24/64 68 [56.8–77.6] 57 [41–72.3]
 1st evaluation 0.32/73 73 [49.8–89.3] 75 [19.4–99.4]
Psychologists
 All evaluations 0.50/75 83 [35.9–99.6] 70 [34.8–93.3]