Table 5

Statistical analysis for Motion Palpation Studies using students and experienced practitioners

Examiners

Test

Harvey (1991)

Jensen (1993)


Both Groups

PPV

0.431

0.459

NPV

0.9

0.902

+LR

3.893

3.49

-LR

0.564

0.403

Student

PPV

0.437

0.367

NPV

0.898

0.936

+LR

3.71

4.23

-LR

0.54

0.337

Practitioner

PPV

0.423

0.454

NPV

0.903

0.830

+LR

4.05

2.45

-LR

0.592

0.603


PPV = Positive Predictive Value NPV = Negative Predictive Value +LR = Positive Likelihood Ratio -LR = Negative Likelihood Ratio

Najm et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2003 3:1   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-3-1

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