Upper limb neurodynamic test 1 in patients with clinical diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome: A diagnostic accuracy study

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of the Neural test 1 with nerve conduction test for the assessment of patients with clinical diagnosis of Carpal
Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). Materials and methods: This validation study was carried out in 117 subjects -234 hands - with CTS. The nerve conduction test was used as the
reference test. Results: A sensitivity of 93 % and specificity of 6.67 % was found for Upper limb neurodynamic test 1. The positive likelihood ratio was 1.04 and the negative
likelihood ratio was 1.00. The positive predictive value was 86.9 % and the negative predictive value 12.5%. Discussion: Due to its high sensitivity and positive predictive
value but low specificity, this research suggests the application of neural test 1 just as a screening test for CTS followed by more specific tests. New studies with participation
of subjects with no clinical diagnosis of CTS are strongly recommended.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUpper limb neurodynamic test 1 in patients with clinical diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome: A diagnostic accuracy study
Pages349
Number of pages349
StatePublished - Sep 2019
Event10 International Scientific Conferencie on the prevention of Work - Related Musculoskeletal Disorders - Bolonia, Bolonia, Italy
Duration: Sep 2 2019Sep 5 2019
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Other10 International Scientific Conferencie on the prevention of Work - Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
CountryItaly
CityBolonia
Period9/2/199/5/19
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