Effect of different time intervals between examinations on the reproducibility of ICDAS-II for occlusal caries

Jablonski- Momeni, A., Ricketts, D.N.J., Weber, K., Ziomek, O., Heinzel-Gutenbrunner, M., Schipper, H.M., Stoll, R., and Pieper, K. (2010) Effect of different time intervals between examinations on the reproducibility of ICDAS-II for occlusal caries. Caries Research, 44 (3). pp. 267-271.

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Abstract

AIM: To evaluate intra- and interexaminer reproducibility of ICDAS-II on occlusal caries diagnosis when different time intervals were allowed to elapse between examinations. A subsidiary aim was to determine whether collapsing the codes would influence this reproducibility.

METHODS: The occlusal surfaces of 50 permanent posterior teeth were investigated by 3 trained examiners using ICDAS-II at baseline, 1 day, 1 week and 4 weeks after baseline.

RESULTS: Weighted kappa values for intra- and interexaminer reproducibility were 0.76-0.93.

CONCLUSION: The time span did not have a major impact on assessing intra- and interexaminer reproducibility. Collapsing ICDAS-II codes had no impact on examiner reproducibility.

Item ID: 17721
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1421-976X
Keywords: ICDAS-II; occlusal caries; reproducibility
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2011 06:46
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1105 Dentistry > 110505 Oral Medicine and Pathology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920402 Dental Health @ 100%
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