Saturday, February 14, 2009

will you succeed in treating a cervical redicuopathy?


while a patent is under your care (physiotherapy) you can know with certain conviction whether the patient is going to improve or not.

variable for the prediction:

According to Cleland, J.A et al the following cluster of variables as most significant:

  • Age of less than 54 years
  • Dominant arm not affected
  • Looking down does not worsen symptoms
  • Multimodal treatment (manual therapy, cervical traction, deep neck flexor strengthening for at least 50% of visits)

Predictions:

1. Having three of the four variables present led to an 85% posttest probability the patient would experience short-term success.

2. Having all four variables present were associated with a 90% post-test probability.

1 comment:

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