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Table 2 Intra-observer and average bias of length measurements of community nurses by standardization sessiona, b

From: Reliability of length measurements collected by community nurses and health volunteers in rural growth monitoring and promotion services

Nurse Session A (N = 15) Session B (N = 15)
  Intra-observer TEMa Average biasb Intra-observer TEMa Average biasb
A 0.87 −0.78 1.23 0.40
B 1.11 0.35 0.90 −0.20
C 1.22 0.38 0.95 −0.13
D 0.70 −0.95 0.72 −0.63
E 0.72 −1.33 0.96 −0.98
F 1.18 0.39 0.59 0.13
G 1.86 0.53 0.64 0.78
H 0.62 0.51 0.99 −0.15
I 2.77c − 1.67 0.11 −0.65
J 0.68 −0.25 1.14 0.35
K 1.11 −0.83 0.11 −0.65
L 0.70 0.64 1.11 0.05
M 0.81 −0.63 0.63 0.68
N 0.41 −0.35 0.64 −0.10
O 1.33 −1.26 1.59c 0.07
  1. aTEM: Technical error of measurement (Unit of TEM is cm)
  2. bAverage bias from expert anthropometrist
  3. cUnacceptable according to error standard (2 * Intra-TEM of the expert’s)
  4. Average bias for each community nurses met acceptable error standards (2.8 * Intra-TEM of the expert)