Table 1

Inter-rater reliability of Objective Standard Clinical Examination (OSCE) B items as assessed by Cohen's κ, using 10 randomly selected recordings and 2 independent raters

Rater ARater BProportion in agreementκ
1. Prepares for a birth111.001.00
2. Dries thoroughly and removes wet cloth771.001.00
3. Keeps warm, positions head, clears airway420.600.091
4. Stimulates breathing by rubbing the back771.001.00
5. Cuts cord and moves to area for ventilation OR ventilates alongside mother870.900.737
6. Starts ventilation within the Golden Minute980.900.615
7. Ventilates at 40 bpm (30–50 bpm acceptable)340.900.783