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Table 3 Concordance between researcher UMSS and RASS scores (n = 82)

From: Validity of the Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS) in critically ill children

  Researcher UMSS
Researcher RASS “Unarousable” “Deeply sedated” “Moderately sedated“ “Minimally sedated” “Awake and alert”
“Unarousable” 8 0 0 0 0
“Deep sedation” 0 3 1 0 0
“Moderate sedation” 0 1 4 0 0
“Drowsy/Light sedation” 0 0 5 5 0
“Alert and calm” 0 0 0 3 52
  1. Agreement was high between the nurse and researcher UMSS scores (weighted κ = 0.902, p < 0.0001)