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Table 2 Association between physiotherapeutic evaluation methods and standards based on three statistical approaches

From: Ranking of physiotherapeutic evaluation methods as outcome measures of stifle functionality in dogs

  Peak vertical force Vertical impulse Orthopaedic examination Conclusive assessment Stifle radiographs Stifle + hip radiographs
  FET PA APA FET PA APA FET PA APA FET PA APA FET PA APA FET PA APA
  P- value (%) (%) P- value (%) (%) P- value (%) (%) P- value (%) (%) P- value (%) (%) P- value (%) (%)
1. Visual evaluation of lameness 0.607 43 67.5 0.559 48 67.5 0.865 21 86 0.586 15 85 0.92 19 83.3 0.864 26 81
2. Diagonal movement 0.142 33 75 0.378 45 77.5 0.761 21 90.7 0.598 18 90 0.664 21 90.5 1 19 88.1
3. Sitting position 0.858 41 56.8 0.249 35 54.1 0.003* 43 97.5 <.001* 51 100 0.001* 49 94.9 <001* 56 94.9
4. Thrust from sitting 0.386 38 56.8 0.273 41 56.8 0.154 58 92.5 0.041* 60 94.6 0.025* 62 92.3 0.009* 59 89.7
5. Lying positon 0.898 38 64.9 0.322 38 62.2 0.013* 33 100 0.007* 38 100 0.006* 36 94.9 0.011* 36 94.9
6. Thrust from lying 0.407 38 59.5 0.897 41 56.8 0.107 55 92.5 0.032* 60 97.3 0.025* 54 92.3 0.032* 51 89.7
7. Stairs 0.042* 55 81.6 0.031* 55 76.3 0.286 15 89.7 0.39 18 92.1 0.19 16 86.8 0.175 21 86.8
8. Evaluation of atrophy 0.018* 42 52.6 0.004* 47 53.6 0.001* 78 97.6 <.001* 79 97.4 0.001* 75 94.9 0.001* 73 90
9. meSWB 0.002* 49 65.7 0.021* 57 62.9 0.207 55 89.5 0.14 57 91.4 0.176 54 86.5 0.15 51 83.8
10. qmSWB 0.082 51 82.1 0.032* 62 82 0.149 37 97.6 0.111 36 97.4 0.411 37 95.1 0.035* 37 95.1
11. Stifle flexion 0.598 46 71.8 0.811 44 66.7 0.052 22 97.6 0.027 23 97.4 0.004* 27 97.6 0.005* 29 97.6
12. Stifle extension 0.499 33 59 0.891 39 56.4 0.004* 34 92.7 0.003* 33 92.3 0.004* 37 95.1 0.001* 42 95.1
13. Tarsus flexion 0.477 21 56.4 0.166 18 51.3 0.028* 51 80.5 0.02* 54 82.1 0.213 39 92.7 0.144 42 92.7
14. Tarsus extension 0.216 36 71.8 0.242 41 71.8 0.308 12 85.4 0.262 13 84.6 0.093 7.3 92.7 0.032* 12 90.2
  1. Significant associations are indicated with an asterisk (*). Abbreviations: manual evaluation of static weight bearing (meSWB), quantitative measurement of static weight bearing (qmSWB). Fisher’s exact Test (FET), Proportion of agreement (PA) and Adjusted proportion of agreement (APA). The physiotherapeutic evaluation methods are numbered as in Table 1. N = 38–43.