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Table 4 Diagnostic accuracy of motor tests

From: Accuracy of clinical neurological examination in diagnosing lumbo-sacral radiculopathy: a systematic literature review

Author (year) Reference standard Sensitivity (95% CI) Specificity (95% CI) +LR -LR
Suri et al. (2010) [15] MRI 0.39 (0.32-0.52) 0.83 (0.78-0.87) 2.3 1.4
Iversen et al. (2013) MRI & CT O.33 (0.06-0.97) 0.68 (0.59-0.76) 1.0 1.0
Suri et al. (2011) [21] L3 MRI 0.50 (0.19-0.81) 0.77 (0.62-0.89) 2.2 1.5
L4 MRI 0.54 (0.25-0.81) 0.80 (0.65-0.91) 2.7 1.7
L5 MRI 0.61 (0.36-0.83) 0.86 (0.71-0.95) 4.4 2.2
S1 MRI 0.29 (0.10-0.56) 0.97 (0.85-1.00) 1.0 1.4
Albeck (1996) [13] Surgery 0.34 (0.23-0.48) 0.47 (0.24-0.71) 0.6 0.7
Vroomen et al. (2002) [10] MRI 0.27 (0.20-0.35) 0.93 (0.87-0.97) 3.9 1.3
Bertilson et al. (2010) [14] L4 MRI 0.13 (0.04-0.31) 0.87 (0.28-3.76) 1.0 1.0
L5 MRI 0.27 (0.12-0.46) 0.68 (0.49-0.83) 0.8 0.9
S1 MRI 0.17 (0.06-0.35) 0.81 (0.63-0.93) 0.9 1.0