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Table 2 Overview of the ratings for structured reports (SR) vs. free text reports (FTR) for the items of the questionnaire with a 10-point Likert scale (0 = I do not agree, 10 = I agree)

From: Structured reporting of x-rays for atraumatic shoulder pain: advantages over free text?

Part Item Median rating (Interquartile range) Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney U
   SR FTR  
A – content related 1. The report contains detailed information whether and to what extent signs of osteoarthritis are present. 10.0 (10.0–10.0) 5.0 (2.0–7.0) P < 0.001
2. The report contains information on the subacromial space/acromion (e.g. width, calcific tendinitis, acromion type etc.). 10.0
(10.0–10.0)
5.0
(2.0–8.0)
P < 0.001
3. The report contains additional relevant information. 10.0 (10.0–10.0) 4.0 (2.0–8.0) P < 0.001
B – structure, layout and comprehensiveness 1. The structure/highlighting of the elements is helpful for the information extraction. 10.0 (10.0–10.0) 2.5 (1.0–4.0) P < 0.001
2. The extent of the report is appropriate. 10.0 (10.0–10.0) 3.0 (1.0–8.0) P < 0.001
3. The linguistic comprehensibility of the report is good. 10.0 (10.0–10.0) 6.0 (2.0–9.0) P < 0.001
C – Clinical consequence 1. The clinical question is answered in the report. 10.0 (10.0–10.0) 5.0 (3.0–8.0) P < 0.001
2. Based on the report a decision on further clinical management of the patient (e.g. therapy, additional diagnostic tests required) can be made without the need of further consultation of the reporting radiologist. 10.0 (10.0–10.0) 4.0 (2.0–8.0) P < 0.001