Purpose: To identify patients likely to present with a vertebral compression fracture.

Rule:

Roman et al., 2010:
1. Age > 52 years
2. No presence of leg pain
3. Body mass index < 22
4. Does not exercise regularly
5. Female gender

Stage of CPR Development: Derivation.

Variables Sensitivity Specificity +LR -LR
1 0.97 0.06 1.04 0.39
2 0.95 0.34 1.40 0.16
3 0.76 0.68 2.50 0.34
4 0.37 0.96 9.60 0.65
5 0.03 0.99 9.30 0.97

Henschke et al., 2009:
1. Female sex
2. Age > 70 years old
3. Significant trauma (major in young patients, minor in elderly patients)
4. Prolonged use of corticosteroids

Stage of CPR Development: Derivation.

Variables Sensitivity Specificity +LR
1 0.88 0.50 1.8
2 0.63 0.96 15.5
3 0.38 1.00 218.3

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