|Methods of determining agreement and reliability in some medical applications|
|Investigators:||Dr Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki|
|Prof Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud|
|Agency:||University of Malaya|
|Grant:||UM Postgraduate Research Grant|
|Period:||June 2009 - June 2011|
The purpose of this study is to compare different statistical methods of measuring agreement and reliability, and to propose a method using regression analysis for measuring agreement. This study will present a direct comparison of commonly used statistical methods to measure agreement and reliability. This study aims to make recommendations on which method is the most appropriate method to use to measure agreement and reliability. This is a cross-sectional study, where the study population comes from the UM Wellness programme and community-based health screening program. Phase I of data collection has been completed (variables: Systolic BP, Diastolic BP, Heart Rate, and Glucose level). Phase II of data collection (variables: CO level, Peak Flow Rate, Weight and Temperature) is now on going at the UM Wellness Quit Smoking Clinic.
This study is funding research by one DrPH candidate (Dr Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki). The completion of this project should result in 3 journal papers, at least 2 conference papers and 1 DrPH thesis.