Methods of determining agreement and reliability in some medical applications
   
Investigators: Dr Rafdzah Ahmad Zaki
  Prof Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud
Funding:  
Agency: University of Malaya
Amount: RM15,910
Grant: UM Postgraduate Research Grant
Period: June 2009 - June 2011
Reference number: PS162/2009B
   

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.

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