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Reliability of the Bishop score before labour induction at term. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 2004;112(2):178-181.

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Faltin-Traub EF, Boulvain M, Faltin DL, Extermann P, Irion O.

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the agreement within three pairs of observers regarding the Bishop score and an informal global evaluation of the cervix (favourable/unfavourable).

STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a reliability study of the Bishop score. Three pairs of examiners (A?B, A?C and D?E) performed independently a cervical examination in 156 term pregnant women admitted for labour induction. We calculated the proportion of agreement and the Kappa coefficient.

RESULTS: Perfect agreement between two observers for the Bishop score was found in 44 women (28%). Accepting a difference of one point between the observers, agreement increased to 66%. Weighted Kappa coefficients for the Bishop score were 69, 54 and 35% for each pair of observers. Kappa coefficients for the informal evaluation of the cervix were 64, 45 and 46, respectively.

CONCLUSION: Agreement between two observers evaluating the cervix is fair to substantial. An informal evaluation of the cervix is as reliable as the Bishop score.

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Etude de la fiabilité du score de Bishop avant le déclenchement à terme

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➡ physiology ; induction of labor ; exams during labor ; post-term pregnancy

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Cécile Loup — 30 Jan 2004

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