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Table 3 Agreement and reliability results for the 16 items of the Peripheral Intravenous Catheters mini questionnaire (PIVC miniQ)

From: Monitoring quality of care for peripheral intravenous catheters; feasibility and reliability of the peripheral intravenous catheters mini questionnaire (PIVC-miniQ)

Item on the PIVC miniQ neg disagree positive sum Negative agreement Positive agreement Positive agreement Scott’s agreement*
PIVC Pain and tenderness 168 15 22 205 0.957 0.746 0.927 0.754
Redness > 1 cm from insertion site 167 26 12 205 0.928 0.480 0.873 0.786
Swelling> 1 cm from insertion site 195 10 0 205 0.975 0.000 0.951 0.952
Warmth at insertion site 199 5 1 205 0.988 0.286 0.976 0.966
Purulence 200 4 1 205 0.990 0.333 0.981 0.971
Streak/red line along the vein 199 4 2 205 0.990 0.500 0.981 0.962
Induration, hardness of tissue 197 7 1 205 0.983 0.222 0.966 0.957
Palpable hard vein beyond tip 190 13 2 205 0.967 0.235 0.937 0.921
Partial/complete dislodgement 201 2 2 205 0.995 0.667 0.990 0.971
Soiled with blood or fluids 146 21 38 205 0.933 0.784 0.898 0.639
Loose or lifting dressing edges 156 23 26 205 0.931 0.693 0.889 0.701
Fixed with tape only 202 3 0 205 0.993 0.000 0.985 0.986
Blood in line 133 39 33 205 0.872 0.629 0.810 0.619
Insertion date not documented on PIVC dressing 85 18 102 205 0.904 0.919 0.912 0.503
Indication unknown 169 21 15 205 0.942 0.588 0.898 0.782
PIVC insertion date in is chart is lacking 132 36 37 205 0.880 0.673 0.824 0.607
  1. * Bias adjusted Scott’s agreement
  2. PIVC Peripheral Intravenous Catheter
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