A randomized trial of hypothesis-driven vs screening neurologic examination Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Models, Neurological
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Students, Medical

abstract

  • In this randomized trial comparing 2 methods of neurologic examination, a hypothesis-driven approach resulted in greater sensitivity and a trend toward faster examinations, at the cost of lower specificity, compared with the traditional screening approach. Our findings suggest that a hypothesis-driven approach may be superior when the history is concerning for an acute focal neurologic process.

publication date

  • October 4, 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3182756

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182315249

PubMed ID

  • 21900631

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1395

end page

  • 400

volume

  • 77

number

  • 14