Teaching the plantar reflex

  title={Teaching the plantar reflex},
  author={Pieter G. H. M. Raijmakers and Manuel Castro Cabezas and J A Smal and Jan van Gijn},
  journal={Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery},
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… CONTINUE READING