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Table 2 Inter-observer agreements of motor signs present in epileptic seizures

From: Inter-observer agreement of canine and feline paroxysmal event semiology and classification by veterinary neurology specialists and non-specialists

Variable Mean % agreement (95% CI) PI κ SE (κ) Z p
Does the dog show motor signs? 73% (63-83%) 0.92 0.06 0.01 4.84 <0.001
Were movements more present on the left? 77% (67-86%) 0.88 0.28 0.01 24.59 <0.001
Were movements more present on the right? 67% (56-77%) 0.86 0.07 0.01 6.05 <0.001
Was the head turned to the side? 63% (51-73%) 0.84 0.14 0.01 11.95 <0.001
Were there running movements? 59% (48-70%) 0.40 0.58 0.01 50.27 <0.001
Were there rhythmic jerks around the mouth? 46% (35-57%) 0.40 0.44 0.01 38.35 <0.001
Was there rhythmic pelvic limb movements? 39% (28-50%) 0.12 0.56 0.01 48.79 <0.001
Are there rhythmic thoracic limb movements? 35% (25-46%) 0.17 0.55 0.01 48.02 <0.001
Was there oral movement (lip smacking)? 34% (24-45%) 0.20 0.35 0.01 30.43 <0.001
Was there stiffening of the pelvic limbs? 28% (19-39%) 0.42 0.37 0.01 33.80 <0.001
Was there stiffening of the thoracic limbs? 25% (16-36%) 0.01 0.39 0.01 34.09 <0.001
Were movements equal between both sides? 18% (10-28%) 0.04 0.37 0.01 32.00 <0.001
Are the eyes open? 5% (1-12%) 0.16 0.17 0.01 15.13 <0.001
  1. (κ = kappa, PI = prevalence index, SE = standard error).