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Table 2 The influence on various categorical participant characteristics on MRT Accuracy. (1) Practitioner profession, (2) Practitioner’s practising status, (3) Practitioner’s self-ranked MRT expertise,c and (4) If the test patient reported guessing the paradigm

From: Estimating the accuracy of muscle response testing: two randomised-order blinded studies

   MRT ACCURACY
  (1) (2) (3) (4)
  Practitioner profession Practitioner practising status Self-ranked MRT experise TP reported guessing the paradigm?
  Chiropractors All others Full Time Part Time Not Practising 4 3 1 or 2 Yes No
(n = 20) c (n = 26) (n = 13) (n = 7) (n = 15) (n = 19) (n = 12) (n = 21) (n = 27)
Experiment 1 Mean 0.670 0.642 0.663 0.682 0.569 0.682 0.666 0.600 0.661 0.649
95% CI 0.611 - 0.729 0.593 - 0.691 0.612 - 0.715 0.618 - 0.746 0.465 - 0.673 0.617 - 0.747 0.605 - 0.728 0.528 - 0.672 0.591 - 0.730 0.610 - 0.688
p-value 0.45a 0.13b 0.35b 0.38
Experiment 2   Chiropractors All other Full Time Part Time Not Practising 4 3 2 Yes No
(n = 14) (n = 6) (n = 14) (n = 4) (n = 2) (n = 7) (n = 10) (n = 3) (n = 6) (n = 14)
Mean 0.607 0.563 0.561 0.706 0.600 0.611 0.590 0.567 0.621 0.582
95% CI 0.535 - 0.679 0.478 - 0.647 0.504 - 0.618 0.508 - 0.905 0.000 - 1.000 0.470 - 0.751 0.518 - 0.662 0.387 - 0.746 0.507 - 0.735 0.515 - 0.650
p-value 0.36 0.07 0.86 0.49
  1. MRT muscle response testing, CI confidence interval; a t-test result; bANOVA result; cPractitioners were asked to rank their own MRT ability from 0 (“None”) to 4 (“Expert”)