Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 120--123

Evaluation of interobserver reliability of Nugent score for diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis


Swapna Muthusamy1, Jessy Varghese2, Vinod Raveendran1, Kavitha Ezilarasan1, Joshy Maducolil Easow1 
1 Department of Microbiology, Sri Venkateshwaraa Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jessy Varghese
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aarupadai Veedu Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry
India

Background: Vaginal discharge is the commonly narrated compliant of the female attendees of sexually transmitted infection clinic, among which bacterial vaginosis (BV) is responsible for one-third of the visits. BV is often diagnosed clinically which warrants laboratory confirmation. Aims: The study aims to detect the reliability of the Nugent scoring system between observers for the diagnosis of BV. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective study including 177 high vaginal swabs. The gram-stained smears were examined by three independent microbiologists, and the Nugent scoring was performed. Statistical analysis was performed using IBM-SPSS version-22 statistical package for kappa value. Results: Concordant results were seen in 64.03% of smears, discordant results were given in 4.51% of smears, and partial agreement was observed in 31.63% of smears. Conclusion: Interobserver reliability is good for the Nugent score. The Nugent score is a simple and reliable method for the diagnosis of BV that can be adapted even in the resource poor settings.


How to cite this article:
Muthusamy S, Varghese J, Raveendran V, Ezilarasan K, Easow JM. Evaluation of interobserver reliability of Nugent score for diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis.Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2018;39:120-123


How to cite this URL:
Muthusamy S, Varghese J, Raveendran V, Ezilarasan K, Easow JM. Evaluation of interobserver reliability of Nugent score for diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis. Indian J Sex Transm Dis [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 5 ];39:120-123
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