Clinical Statistics: Statistically Significant and Clinically Relevant

Author / Instructor: Marilyn M. Pink PT, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Profession: Physical Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists
Jurisdiction: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
CEU Hours: 1.0
Course Method: Online
Provider: Educata
Amount: $30
Active: Yes

This course discusses a clinical, rather than mathematical, framework to statistics, so that the clinician can effectively and efficiently read and digest research and judge the design’s appropriateness. This statistical framework will also assist the clinician in designing their own projects and communicating effectively. It identifies the basic types of designs and statistics, discusses the statistical considerations in study design, and defines such topics as sensitivity and specificity; PPV and NPV; and power.

Goals & Objectives:

Following your active participation in this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the 3-4 basic types of designs and statistics.
  2. Identify statistical considerations in study design.
    1. Levels of measurement
    2. Distribution
  3. Define
    1. Sensitivity/specificity
    2. PPV/NPV
    3. Power


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