Marks awarded to 1864 answers to essay questions reflected an agreement of 46.3% between markers, increasing to 90.7% within a range of ± 5%. The test reliability was 0.78. This method of assessment must be supplemented by other methods.
Introduction: This paper seeks to quantify the reliability of the assessment of students’ answers to essay-type questions, in an attempt to define the role of such questions in University examinations.
This is a study comparing the density of the Interstitial
cell of Cajal in the bowel wall of children with
Hirschsprung’s disease and anorectal anomalies with
that of normal controls
Objective: This study was carried out to compare the density of the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) in the bowel wall of children with Hirschsprung’s disease (HD), anorectal malformations (ARM) and normal controls in Trinidad and Tobago.
A case report is presented of an infant who developed a large barium concretion proximal to a jejunal anastomosis. A brief literature review outlines the issues involved in the indications for, and choice of, contrast material for use in the precise radiological diagnosis of upper intestinal obstruction in infants.