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Table 1 Inter-rater reliability in a group of ‘experts’ and ‘non-experts’ (*Krippendorff‘s α; **Cronbach’s α)

From: Inter-rater and test-retest reliability of the “standardized endoscopic swallowing evaluation for tracheostomy decannulation in critically ill neurologic patients”

Item testedα in the group of ‘experts’ (95%-confidence interval)α in the group of ‘non-experts’ (95%-confidence interval)
Secretion0.92 (0.84–1.00)*0.88 (0.78–0.96)*
Spontaneous Swallows1.00 (1.00–1.00)*0.87 (0,78–0.96)*
Laryngeal Sensibility/Cough0.73 (0.59–0.86)*0.68 (0.54–0.82)*
Decannulation0.87 (0.76–0.96)*0.77 (0.63–0.89)*
Sum score0.94 (0.87–0.98)**0.91 (0.77–0.99)**