For courses in orthopedics, physical therapy, athletic training, and physical examination, in programs for healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, athletic trainers, physician's assistants, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.
This is the field's most comprehensive evidence-based guide to clinical tests for orthopedic physical examination. It presents complete explanations and photography visualizing all commonly used physical exam tests for all body regions, including both neurological screening tools and conventional tests. The quality of research supporting each test is assessed using the QUADAS quality instrument, which analyzes the extent to which bias may have influenced diagnostic values. Diagnostic values are reported wherever they exist, and summary “Utility” scores are provided for each test based on the authors' interpretation of the research and their use of the tests in clinical practice. This edition adds 200 new tests, presents valuable clusters of tests, and contains two entirely new chapters: one on visceral assessment and medical screening, and another on temporomandibular examination.
Gives students a single source for evidence-based information on all leading orthopedic examination tests, including special tests. Presents the most comprehensive and accessible collection of test information available.
Provides exclusive quality index ratings for each test based on the proven Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies (QUADAS) instrument. Helps students objectively evaluate the quality of the research each test is based upon, so they can make more evidence-based decisions about which tests to use and how to assess the results.
Reflects the most comprehensive literature review, including reviews of numerous studies for each test. Reduces the chances of misleading recommendations due to sampling bias, operator bias, or poor study design.
Estimates the diagnostic value and accuracy of many tests. Includes Diagnostic Value ratings based on Sensitivity, Specificity, Positive Likelihood Ratio (LR+) and Negative Likelihood Ratio (LR-) for tests wherever they exist, and provides diagnostic accuracy scores for many pathoanatomical diagnoses.
Organized for maximum ease of access. Tests are listed in each chapter according to pathoanatomical classification, and ordered in a descending fashion, from best to worst, based on their “Utility Scores.”
Contains an excellent introduction to the terminology and statistics used in studies. Gives students the insights they need to evaluate tests and their results, and make the most of the evaluations presented in this text.