The efficacy of an instructional videotape about the interpretation of the plantar response was evaluated during a two week neurological clerkship. Experimental groups saw the videotape, control groups did not. All students (n = 65) assessed plantar responses of two to four different patients. Their judgment was compared with that of one senior neurologist. Only the students who had seen the videotape showed a significant improvement in performance on a second test (t-test, t = -2.26, p = 0.031). In addition, these students more frequently took account of the flexion synergy (Fisher exact test, p less than 0.001). Video can be an efficient tool in medical education.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|