What is the definition of Sensitivity?

Sensitivity: The probability of a positive test result in someone with the pathology (the probability of a true positive). This could also be viewed as the ability of a test to be "sensitive" enough to detect all of the positive individuals in a group of likely candidates.


Related Terms

  • Specificity
  • Positive Predictive Value
  • Negative Predictive Value
  • Receiver Operating Characteristic
  • False Negative
  • False Positive


  • True positive rate

Related Courses

  • Joint Mobilization and Manipulation: Risk of Adverse Events
  • Joint Mobilization and Manipulation: Assessment and Reliability
  • Trigger Point Assessment (and Palpation)