Interrater reliability of clinical ratings and neurocognitive diagnoses in HIV

Steven Paul Woods, Julie D. Rippeth, Alan B. Frol, Joel K. Levy, Elizabeth Ryan, Vicki M. Soukup, Charles H. Hinkin, Deborah Lazzaretto, Mariana Cherner, Thomas D. Marcotte, Benjamin Gelman, Susan Morgello, Elyse J. Singer, Igor Grant, Robert K. Heaton

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We examined the interrater reliability (IRR) of clinical ratings of neuropsychological (NP) impairment and neurocognitive diagnoses in HIV. Thirty participants with advanced HIV-infection who were enrolled in a multicenter HIV brain banking research project underwent comprehensive NP and neuromedical evaluations. Using a standardized system of guidelines, neuropsychologists from six participating sites independently assigned clinical ratings of NP impairment, as well as multilevel diagnoses reflecting the inferred etiology of the impairments and their effects on everyday functioning. Findings indicated excellent IRR in rating the presence and severity of NP impairment, but overall modest IRR for neurocognitive diagnoses. Not surprisingly, most diagnostic disagreements concerned the etiology of impairments in persons with medical and neuropsychiatric risk factors in addition to HIV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)759-778
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Volume26
Issue number6
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StatePublished - Sep 2004

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Woods, S. P., Rippeth, J. D., Frol, A. B., Levy, J. K., Ryan, E., Soukup, V. M., ... Heaton, R. K. (2004). Interrater reliability of clinical ratings and neurocognitive diagnoses in HIV. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 26(6), 759-778. https://doi.org/10.1080/13803390490509565

Interrater reliability of clinical ratings and neurocognitive diagnoses in HIV. / Woods, Steven Paul; Rippeth, Julie D.; Frol, Alan B.; Levy, Joel K.; Ryan, Elizabeth; Soukup, Vicki M.; Hinkin, Charles H.; Lazzaretto, Deborah; Cherner, Mariana; Marcotte, Thomas D.; Gelman, Benjamin; Morgello, Susan; Singer, Elyse J.; Grant, Igor; Heaton, Robert K.

In: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Vol. 26, No. 6, 09.2004, p. 759-778.

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Woods, SP, Rippeth, JD, Frol, AB, Levy, JK, Ryan, E, Soukup, VM, Hinkin, CH, Lazzaretto, D, Cherner, M, Marcotte, TD, Gelman, B, Morgello, S, Singer, EJ, Grant, I & Heaton, RK 2004, 'Interrater reliability of clinical ratings and neurocognitive diagnoses in HIV', Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 759-778. https://doi.org/10.1080/13803390490509565
Woods, Steven Paul ; Rippeth, Julie D. ; Frol, Alan B. ; Levy, Joel K. ; Ryan, Elizabeth ; Soukup, Vicki M. ; Hinkin, Charles H. ; Lazzaretto, Deborah ; Cherner, Mariana ; Marcotte, Thomas D. ; Gelman, Benjamin ; Morgello, Susan ; Singer, Elyse J. ; Grant, Igor ; Heaton, Robert K. / Interrater reliability of clinical ratings and neurocognitive diagnoses in HIV. In: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 2004 ; Vol. 26, No. 6. pp. 759-778.
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