Table 1

Results of the "single findings-rating": Percentage of correct ratings

Task Number

Main finding in the video sample

Correct ratings


Handling of Secr.

1

Aspiration without protective reflex

94%

2

No penetration or aspiration

100%

3

Aspiration without protective reflex

100%

4

Penetration with protective reflex

94%


Mean Score

97%


Puree consistency

5

No penetration or aspiration; no residues

76%

6

Penetration without protective reflex; no residues

100%

7

Aspiration without protective reflex; no residues

82%

8

Aspiration without protective reflex; residues in s.p.

76%


Mean Score

83.5%


Liquids

9

No penetration or aspiration

82%

10

Penetration with protective reflex

53%

11

No penetration or aspiration

100%

12

Aspiration with protective reflex

100%


Mean Score

83.8%


Semisolid food

13

No penetration or aspiration

94%

14

Penetration without protective reflex; residues in the vallec.

100%

15

Penetration without protective reflex; residues in the s.p.

76%

16

Penetration without protective reflex; residues in the vallec.

94%


Mean Score

91%


Overall

Mean Score

88.8%


Secr. = Secretions, s.p. = sinus pyriformis; vallec. = valleculae.

This table summarizes the percentage of correct ratings in the "single findings-rating". Four video sequences (second column) belong to the category "handling of secretion", "puree consistency", "liquids", and "semisolid food", respectively. The third column gives the main finding of the respective video sample. In the fourth column the percentage of correct ratings is stated. For example, the third video sequence of "puree consistency" showed as main pathological finding "aspiration without protective reflexes, no residues". 82% of the raters suggested the correct finding.

Warnecke et al. BMC Medical Education 2009 9:13   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-9-13

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