Table 3

Respondents' opinion on predictive tests for clinical decision making

Predictive testAgree (%)Neutral (%)Disagree (%)p Value*
MRI sufficient for decision making10 (16.1)11 (17.7)41 (66.1)NS
Cast immobilisation valuable test25 (40.3)15 (24.2)22 (35.5)<0.001
Cast immobilisation too unpleasant11 (17.7)16 (25.8)35 (56.5)0.028
PD proven valuable test23 (37.7)16 (26.2)22 (36.0)<0.001
PD too many complications3 (4.9)14 (23.0)44 (72.1)NS
TETF valuable test8 (13.4)33 (55.0)19 (31.6)0.011
TETF too many complications20 (32.7)31 (50.8)10 (16.4)0.001
  • The numbers listed are valid responses and respective percentages.

  • * χ2 test: p<0.05 means significantly <70% consensus, NS implies uniformity.

  • NS, not significant; PD, provocative discography; TETF, temporary external transpedicular fixation.