The guide contains familiar terms to physical therapists such as "reliability", "sensitivity" and "specificity" but it also goes into new and important concepts such as "odds ratio", "likelihood ratio" and "relative risk".
As Guy G. Simoneau and Stephen C. Allison comment in the October 2010 Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy:
"...more attention is needed to improve our understanding of the accuracy of commonly used diagnostic tests."Not all tests are created equal - some commonly used physical therapy tests are nearly worthless.
And, many medical screening tests are sufficiently predictive, simple to use and within the scope of practice of physical therapists. This guide will help you understand the tools and concepts needed to evaluate the tests.
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