Table 1

Intraobserver and interobserver reliability for the 10 soft palate measurements using intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) and their 95% CI

MeasurementsIntraobserver reliability (ICC) (95% CI)Interobserver reliability (ICC) (95% CI)
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SW250.988 (0.979 to 0.994)0.988 (0.979 to 0.994)0.986 (0.975 to 0.993)0.981 (0.966 to 0.991)
SW500.940 (0.891 to 0.970)0.987 (0.976 to 0.993)0.974 (0.952 to 0.987)0.969 (0.943 to 0.984)
SW750.842 (0.711 to 0.920)0.975 (0.954 to 0.987)0.890 (0.797 to 0.944)0.913 (0.843 to 0.956)
SW length0.978 (0.978 to 0.994)0.988 (0.978 to 0.994)0.991 (0.983 to 0.995)0.978 (0.960 to 0.989)
SW area0.951 (0.911 to 0.975)0.988 (0.978 to 0.994)0.973 (0.950 to 0.986)0.965 (0.937 to 0.982)
BW250.995 (0.990 to 0.997)0.990 (0.982 to 0.995)0.994 (0.989 to 0.997)0.988 (0.978 to 0.994)
BW500.951 (0.910 to 0.975)0.974 (0.951 to 0.987)0.980 (0.962 to 0.990)0.962 (0.928 to 0.980)
BW750.892 (0.802 to 0.945)0.961 (0.929 to 0.980)0.951 (0.910 to 0.975)0.937 (0.888 to 0.969)
BW length0.986 (0.975 to 0.993)0.984 (0.972 to 0.992)0.994 (0.989 to 0.997)0.980 (0.963 to 0.990)
BW area0.979 (0.962 to 0.989)0.982 (0.966 to 0.991)0.994 (0.988 to 0.997)0.976 (0.945 to 0.986)
  • BW, bone window; SW, soft tissue window.