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Table 3 Locations (in increasing order) and Chi square fit statistics for the CSCS

From: Development and psychometric evaluation of scales to measure professional confidence in manual medicine: a Rasch measurement approach

Item Location Chi Sq Probability Item content
CS23 −1.580 4.878 0.431 Manipulating new patient while being observed by clinician you are comfortable with
CS25 −1.313 4.248 0.514 Manipulating current patient while being observed by clinician you are comfortable with
Cs2 −1.306 4.319 0.505 Basic physical exam procedures (B/P)
CS3 −1.157 5.417 0.367 General physical exam procedures
CS11 −1.083 2.907 0.714 Performing soft-tissue procedures
CS9 −0.999 9.785 0.082 Performing spinal manipulation
CS1 −0.997 47.743 0.000 Overall confidence in clinical skills
CS6 −0.992 28.861 0.000 Focused spinal musculoskeletal examination
CS8 −0.733 37.778 0.000 Assessing soft tissue and joint lesions
CS5 −0.708 5.140 0.399 General musculoskeletal examination
CS17 −0.163 13.267 0.021 Administering modalities (US, EMS)
CS14 −0.110 9.836 0.080 Demonstrating rehabilitative procedures
CS20 0.084 9.480 0.091 Using one manipulative technique
CS7 0.116 25.133 0.000 Focused extremity musculoskeletal examination
CS15 0.235 3.166 0.675 Positioning patient for spinal x-ray
CS21 0.441 28.834 0.000 Using two manipulative techniques
CS4 0.450 3.139 0.679 Detailed physical exam procedures (CV, GIT)
CS16 0.483 1.992 0.850 Positioning patient for extremity x-ray
CS10 0.675 7.679 0.175 Performing extremity manipulation
CS27 0.735 8.647 0.124 Performing manipulation after previously failed attempt
CS12 0.762 97.615 0.000 Taping techniques
CS22 0.855 17.356 0.004 Using three + manipulative techniques
CS24 1.180 6.095 0.297 Manipulating new patient while being observed by clinician you are uncomfortable with
CS26 1.183 8.938 0.112 Manipulating current patient while being observed by clinician you are uncomfortable with
CS13 1.206 22.971 0.000 Appling bracing/supports
CS18 1.311 8.306 0.140 Manipulating pregnant patient
CS19 1.428 4.780 0.443 Manipulating wheelchair bound patient