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Table 4 Agreement between nurse and researcher RASS scores (n = 100)

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

  Nurse RASS
Researcher RASS “Unarousable” “Deep sedation” “Moderate sedation” “Light sedation” “Drowsy” “Alert and calm” “Restless” “Agitated” “Very agitated”
“Unarousable” 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
“Deep sedation” 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
“Moderate sedation” 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
“Light sedation” 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
“Drowsy” 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0
“Alert and calm” 0 0 0 1 1 50 2 0 1
“Restless” 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0 0
“Agitated” 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 3
“Very agitated” 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1. Agreement was high between the nurse and researcher RASS scores (weighted κ = 0.825, p < 0.0001)