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Table 5 Intraclass correlation, listed by specific assessment areas

From: Using electronic technology to improve clinical care – results from a before-after cluster trial to evaluate assessment and classification of sick children according to Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) protocol in Tanzania

  System
Control (Paper-based system) Electronic system
   Included in the electronic protocol  
Diarrhea 0.33 (0.15-0.50) 0 (0-0.02)
Vomiting 0.39 (0.17-0.53) 0.69† (0.53-0.85)
Fever 0.1† (0.02-0.18) 0 (0-0.02)
Cough 0.28 (0.12-0.45) 0 (0-0.02)
Ear problems 0.48 (0.28-0.67) 0.01 (0-0.04)
Ability to drink 0.29 (0.12-0.45) 0.33† (0.15-0.50)
Convulsions 0.45 (0.25-0.64) 0.01 (0-0.05)
Visibly awake 0.46 (0.27-0.66) 0.03 (0-0.07)
Ability to breastfeed 0.22† (0.07-0.38) 0.07 (0-0.16)
Ability to eat foods 0.2‡ (0.06-0.34) 0.19† (0.06-0.32)
  Not included in the electronic protocol
Child wasting 0.78 (0.64-0.91) 0.91 (0.85-0.97)
Palmer pallor 0.54 (0.35-0.74) 0.72 (0.57-0.88)
Edema 0.42† (0.23-0.61) 0.69 (0.53-0.85)
Weight-for-height 0.36 (0.18-0.55) 0.43 (0.24-0.61)
Vaccinations 0.35 (0.17-0.53) 0.41 (0.22-0.60)
  1. ICC - Intraclass correlation; † ICC sensitive to one site performance and drops below 0.1 if site removed; ‡ ICC sensitive to two sites and drops below 0.1 if either of these sites is removed.