Kappa Statistics: A Method of Measuring Agreement in Dental Examinations
Farzan Madadizadeh1, Hesam Ghafari2, Sajjad Bahariniya3, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2023
E-location ID: e18749445259818
Publisher ID: e18749445259818
Article History:Received Date: 09/05/2023
Revision Received Date: 04/07/2023
Acceptance Date: 13/07/2023
Electronic publication date: 20/10/2023
Collection year: 2023
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Statistical methods have always been the solution to medical problems. Due to the problem of inconsistency in the diagnosis of dentists, statistical science has been provided for measuring the compatibility of diagnosis and reliability of dentists. One of the most important statistical methods for examining the agreement between the two experiments or diagnoses is Kappa statistics which can be used in dental sciences. The present study reviewed different types of Kappa statistics for assessing agreement, including Cohen's kappa, Fleiss' kappa, and Cohen's weighted kappa.