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Table 5 Intra-rater reliability for each scale item – video analysis

From: Validation of the English version of the UNESP-Botucatu multidimensional composite pain scale for assessing postoperative pain in cats

Items Blinded observers
Anesthesiologist 1 Anesthesiologist
2
Anesthesia technician 1 Anesthesia technician 2 PhD student
Posture 0.98 (0.97 - 0.99) 0.98 (0.97 - 0.99) 0.97 (0.96 - 0.98) 0.97 (0.96 - 0.98) 0.98 (0.97 - 0.98)
0.95 (0.90 - 0.97) 0.86 (0.75 - 0.93) 0.76 (0.57 - 0.88) 0.95 (0.89 - 0.97) 0.89 (0.79 - 0.95)
Comfort 0.98 (0.97 - 0.99) 0.98 (0.98 - 0.99) 0.97 (0.95 - 0.98) 0.96 (0.95 - 0.97) 0.99 (0.98 - 0.99)
0.93 (0.87 - 0.97) 0.89 (0.77 - 0.94) 0.89 (0.77 - 0.95) 0.88 (0.77 - 0.94) 0.90 (0.80 - 0.95)
Activity 0.92 (0.89 - 0.94) 0.94 (0.91 - 0.95) 0.93 (0.91 - 0.95) 0.91 (0.87 - 0.94) 0.92 (0.88 - 0.94)
0.66 (0.41 - 0.82) 0.92 (0.84 - 0.96) 0.80 (0.62 - 0.90) 0.83 (0.68 - 0.92) 0.72 (0.50 - 0.86)
Attitude 0.94 (0.92 - 0.96) 0.96 (0.95 - 0.97) 0.96 (0.94 - 0.97) 0.96 (0.94 - 0.97) 0.98 (0.97 - 0.98)
0.79 (0.60 - 0.90) 0.57 (0.27 - 0.77) 0.85 (0.70 - 0.93) 0.85 (0.71 - 0.93) 0.90 (0.80 - 0.95)
Miscellaneous behaviors 0.98 (0.98 - 0.99) 0.96 (0.94 - 0.97) 0.96 (0.95 - 0.97) 0.93 (0.90 - 0.95) 0.96 (0.94 - 0.97)
0.87 (0.75 - 0.94) 0.83 (0.67 - 0.92) 0.74 (0.53 - 0.87) 0.80 (0.62 - 0.90) 0.71 (0.46 - 0.85)
Reaction to palpation of surgical wound 0.96 (0.95 - 0.97) 0.94 (0.91 - 0.97) 0.99 (0.98 - 0.99) 0.96 (0.95 - 0.97) 0.96 (0.95 - 0.97)
0.92 (0.82 - 0.96) 0.95 (0.89 - 0.97) 0.97 (0.95 - 0.99) 0.94 (0.87 - 0.97) 0.90 (0.81 - 0.95)
Reaction to palpation of abdomen/flank 0.94 (0.91 - 0.95) 0.95 (0.93 - 0.97) 0.99 (0.98 - 0.99) 0.95 (0.94 - 0.97) 0.95 (0.93 - 0.96)
0.88 (0.77 - 0.94) 0.95 (0.90 - 0.97) 0.95 (0.90 - 0.98) 0.85 (0.71 - 0.93) 0.95 (0.89 - 0.97)
Appetite 0.96 (0.95 - 0.97) 0.94 (0.92 - 0.96) 0.95 (0.93 - 0.96) 0.97 (0.96 - 0.98) 0.99 (0.98 - 0.99)
0.94 (0.87 - 0.97) 0.92 (0.84 - 0.96) 0.94 (0.88 - 0.97) 0.96 (0.92 - 0.98) 0.98 (0.96 - 0.99)
Vocalization 0.96 (0.95 - 0.97) 0.95 (0.93 - 0.96) 0.90 (0.86 - 0.93) 0.93 (0.90 - 0.95) 0.92 (0.89 - 0.95)
  0.97 (0.95 - 0.99) 0.91 (0.82 - 0.95) 0.82 (0.66 - 0.91) 0.92 (0.85 - 0.96) 0.91 (0.83 - 0.96)
  1. Intra-rater reliability assessed by intra-class correlation coefficient (95% CI) for each scale item, at all time points (preoperative, postoperative before and after analgesia, and 24 hours after the end of surgery) and for T2 (postoperative before analgesia) independently.
  2. Interpretation: 0.81 – 1.0 very good; 0.61 – 0.80 good; 0.41 – 0.6 moderate; 0.21 – 0.4 fair; < 0.2 poor.