One hundred neonates were assessed by the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) on two occasions by two certified examiners. Despite concurrent training and interrater agreement, significant interexaminer differences were reflected in exam scores. It is suggested that subtle differences in examiner behavioral style may introduce substantial variance into administration of the NBAS.
- individual differences
- interrater reliability
- neonatal behavior
- neonatal behavioral assessment scale
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology